MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, July 3, 2015

Office workers at Raffles Place on Feb 18, 2015.
Office workers at Raffles Place on Feb 18, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

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

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Conference on fostering female talent in the workforce to be held

How can more women advance into leadership positions in the workplace, and why is this important? International experts and companies from the Asia-Pacific region will discuss topics centred around fostering female talent in the workforce at a conference co-hosted by the Singapore National Employers Federation, the International Labour Organization, and the Bureau for Employers’ Activities. These include the challenges in both attracting and retaining female talent, as well as how to level the playing field for them. - JOANNA SEOW

Singapore's President Tony Tan to meet with Chinese leaders


President Tony Tan being conferred upon a Honorary Doctorate degree at Nankai University during his visit to China. PHOTO: ZAOBAO

Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam will meet Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Yu Zhengsheng at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday, during his six-day state visit to China until July 4. During the meeting, he will give a speech and witness a cheque handing-over ceremony for a charity project to build hostels for 1,200 primary-school children in Ludian county, south-western Yunnan province, which was struck by an earthquake last August. More than 3.7 million yuan (S$815,000) in funds were raised by the Singapore Embassy in Beijing and the Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China. - JEREMY LEE

Perennial Real Estate Holdings to announce possible major acquisition

Perennial Real Estate Holdings is expected to make an announcement today, possibily relating to a major acquisition. Mr Pua Seck Guan, chief executive officer of Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited, is scheduled to host an analyst cum press briefing. - JOYCE LIM

Biggest lubricants oil blending facility in the world set to launch

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will officiate at the launch of a TOTAL plant, the biggest lubricants oil blending facility in the world. - FABIAN KOH