North Korea faces new sanctions
The United Nations Security Council is set to vote early today (US time) on new sanctions against North Korea for its fifth and largest nuclear test. Diplomats said the council's five veto-wielding powers - the United States, China, Britain, Russia and France - have agreed to new measures that largely target Pyongyang's coal export earnings. North Korea has been under UN sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and missile tests.
Suu Kyi in S'pore for official visit
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Singapore today for a three-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Her visit takes place during the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Singapore and Myanmar. The trip comes amid growing cooperation between the two countries.
Opec ministers meeting to strike deal
Ministers from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) will meet in Vienna today to strike a deal to curb production in an effort to stabilise crude oil prices.
Market watchers are divided over whether an agreement will be reached. Without an Opec cut, the oil market will likely remain in surplus next year, which could cause prices to fall further.