Common Asean stand on migrant issue
Asean security ministers are expected to endorse the Kuala Lumpur Declarations on "Irregular Movement of Persons" and "Combating Transnational Crime" this morning, both of which are related to the issue of migrants and people trafficking. Earlier this year, the region saw a humanitarian crisis triggered by the exodus of thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh, who were found in rickety boats in the seas off Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Sharing session on workplace practices
The Workforce Advancement Federation will hold a sharing session today for companies to exchange best practices in the workplace. The session, the first of three scheduled this year under its Workforce Champion Series, will be hosted by Yang Kee Logistics. More than 50 participants from SMEs will discuss workforce innovation and talent-management practices.
EC report on economic confidence
The European Commission will today issue its latest report on economic confidence in the region for September. Business confidence in the euro area fell to 0.21 point last month, while consumer confidence decreased to negative 6.8 points. The report will shed light on the 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.