Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Dec 2, 2016

Actor Christopher Lee is up for the Best Actor Award at tonight's (Dec 2) Asian Television Awards.
Actor Christopher Lee is up for the Best Actor Award at tonight's (Dec 2) Asian Television Awards.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Friday (Dec 2) and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Big S’pore presence at Asian TV Awards  

Singapore’s Christopher Lee will be vying for the Best Actor Award, alongside brother Frederick Lee, at tonight’s (Dec 2) Asian Television Awards. Singapore has a strong showing in this year’s 21st edition, with local talents nominated in four major acting categories. The nominees include Farhana M. Noor for Best Actress, Pierre Png for Best Supporting Actor and Julie Tan for Best Supporting Actress.

India’s top court to hear rupee petitions  

A customer counts Indian 100 rupee currency notes after withdrawing money at a bank on Nov 24, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

India’s Supreme Court will today (Dec 2) hear a number of petitions challenging the government’s decision to demonetise 500  and 1,000 rupee currency notes. The apex court has said it would examine the inconvenience aspect and constitutional validity of the Nov 8 decision.

Singapore’s manufacturing data  out today

A worker in a medical clean room environment at Univac Precision Engineering at their manufacturing plant in Woodlands. PHOTO: ST FILE

Data on Singapore’s manufacturing output in November will be released today (Dec 2), giving an indication of whether a recent uptick in activity has been sustained. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose for the second straight month in October, after more than a year of contraction, giving economists hope that a nascent recovery in the manufacturing sector is under way