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ASEAN MINISTERS TO SIGN DECLARATION ON MIGRANTS, PEOPLE TRAFFICKING
Asean security ministers are set to sign off on the Kuala Lumpur Declarations on "Irregular Movement of Persons" and "Combating Transnational Crime", both related to the headlining issue of migrants and people trafficking. The signing on Tuesday morning kicks off the latest in a string of meetings that have repeatedly failed to address these problems. Hundreds of bodies were found in "death camps" and thousands from Bangladesh and Myanmar were left adrift in crowded boats earlier this year. Despite several regional pow-wows called in the wake of the humanitarian crisis, the regional bloc has so far only come up with strong statements, but little in terms of concrete actions. - SHANNON TEOH
SESSION ON BEST PRACTICES AT THE WORKPLACE
The Workforce Advancement Federation will hold a sharing session on Tuesday for companies to exchange best practices in the workplace. The session, which is the first of three scheduled from September to November this year under its Workforce Champion Series, will be hosted by Yang Kee Logistics and attended by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan. More than 50 business leaders and management executives from SMEs will tour the firm's premises and discuss workforce innovation and talent management practices. - OLIVIA HO
NEW BRITISH AIRWAYS LOUNGE AT CHANGI AIRPORT
British Airways will unveil its new lounge at Changi Airport's Terminal 1 on Tuesday. The new facility is part of the airline's $11 billion investment to enhance the travel experience for its customers. - SEOW BEI YI
EC TO RELEASE REPORT ON ECONOMIC CONFIDENCE
The European Commission will issue its latest report on economic confidence in the region on Tuesday for the month of September. Business confidence in the euro area fell to 0.21 points last month, while consumer confidence decreased to negative 6.8 points. The report will shed light on current sentiment of businesses and level of optimism that consumers have about the economy. The index is measured by a survey of over 23,000 households and businesses each in the euro area.