MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, July 8, 2015

 The common area of the Facebook office in Singapore. Facebook will be one of five tech companies featured as the best tech companies to work for in Singapore.
The common area of the Facebook office in Singapore. Facebook will be one of five tech companies featured as the best tech companies to work for in Singapore. PHOTO: DANIEL NEO FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

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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New award for exemplary employer in the technology sector

The Singapore Computer Society will be honouring technology organisations with excellent corporate culture and talent development policies with the inaugural Best Tech Company to Work For Award. The award is supported by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency,  Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Spring Singapore and the Employment and Employability Institute. - LESTER HIO

Results of COE bidding exercise for July out today


Potential car buyers at the Audi showroom at Alexandra Road. PHOTO: ST FILE 


Vehicle buyers-to-be will find out if prices of certificates to purchase cars, lorries and motorcycles fall further, after this month’s bidding exercise for them ends today.
Certificate of entitlement (COE) premiums have slid because more COEs are available this year, and fewer bids have been placed. 
The prices of many cars have risen after a revised Carbon Emission-based Vehicle Scheme started this month, under which fewer cars qualified for rebates.
Last month, COE premiums took their biggest tumble – of up to 7.6 per cent – in more than a year. - CHRISTOPHER TAN

Briton to return to court in Hong Kong to face murder charges


British banker Rurik Jutting (2nd Left). PHOTO: AFP

Eight months after the mutilated bodies of two Indonesian women – one naked and the other rotting in a suitcase – were found in his swanky apartment, Briton Rurik Jutting, 30, will return to court in Hong Kong today  to face murder charges. The former Merrill Lynch Bank of America securities trader is expected to plead not guilty after he did not lodge an official plea at a pre-trial hearing in May. He had acknowledged to the judge then that it could be taken as not guilty, setting the stage for a long trial. - LEE CHOO KIONG AND JEREMY LEE

Singapore Corporate Awards 10th Anniversary

The prestigious Singapore Corporate Awards marks its 10th anniversary this year at a dinner presentation tonight at the Resorts World Convention Centre. Widely acclaimed as the “Oscars” of public-listed companies, the award recognises and celebrates excellence in corporate governance. - ANNABETH LEOW