MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Oct 6, 2015

Mrs Regina Lua Ubana (right), an advanced practice nurse in the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Sunrise Wing/Child Guidance Clinic), Institute of Mental Health, hugs a patient during a counselling session.
Mrs Regina Lua Ubana (right), an advanced practice nurse in the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Sunrise Wing/Child Guidance Clinic), Institute of Mental Health, hugs a patient during a counselling session.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Oct 6, and which we think you'd be interested in.

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.

IMH to release data on mental health literacy study

The Institute of Mental Health will be releasing the findings of its mental health literacy study today (Oct 6). This nationwide study assessed recognition and beliefs about the causes, treatment options and outcomes for alcohol abuse, dementia, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. - LINETTE LAI

IMF issuing latest economic forecasts


IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaking during a Council of the Americas event in Washington, DC, on Sept 30, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

The International Monetary Fund is expected to issue its latest outlook for the global economy for the rest of this year as well as next year. It had earlier forecast global growth of 3.3 per cent this year and a stronger 3.8 per cent next year. 

Yesterday, the World Bank cut its growth forecast for parts of East Asia and the Pacific this year, forecasting that the developing East Asia and Pacific will expand 6.5 per cent this year.

Scientists bidding for leadership of global panel on climate change


Former Indian head of the UN climate science panel the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra Pachauri speaks during a climate conference in Paris on Nov 5, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

Top scientists from six countries are bidding to become chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a vote on Tuesday (Oct 6) at a meeting in Croatia. The winning candidate from either Austria, Belgium, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Switzerland or the United States will lead the United Nations' top authority on climate change, succeeding Dr Rajendra Pachauri of India, who quit the Nobel Peace prize-winning panel in February after 13 years at the helm over sexual harassment allegations. - JEREMY LEE