MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Nov 3, 2015

The personalities of luxury magazine The Peak's Power List 2014.
The personalities of luxury magazine The Peak's Power List 2014.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM THEPEAKMAGAZINE.COM.SG

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Nov 3, which we think you'd be interested in.

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The Peak lauds women game-changers

Luxury lifestyle magazine The Peak will honour 10 women in its annual power list event on Tuesday. These female game-changers were chosen from sectors that range from banking to architecture and humanitarian work. They will be recognised for their impact on their respective industries and society as a whole. - YUEN SIN

Asean defence leaders gather for summit in KL

Asean Defence Ministers at the opening of the 9th Asean Defence Ministers' Meeting in Langkawi, Malaysia on March 16, 2015. PHOTO: MINDEF

The Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) is being held in Subang Jaya, west of  Kuala Lumpur, for three days from Tuesday (Nov 3), amid disputes over territory in the South China Sea. The gathering will include the Third ADMM-Plus meeting with the theme “Maintaining regional security and stability for and by the people”. ADMM-Plus brings together Asean defence ministers, along with those from Australia, China, India and Japan, among others. - REME AHMAD

Responsible business forum kicks off

A worker inspecting solar panels at Dunhuang, Gansu province on Sept 16, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

The fourth annual Responsible Business forum on Sustainable Development kicks off with more than 500 business leaders, investors and non-governmental organisations attending. The forum's theme will discuss delivering climate action and goals for a better future.

Regional leaders will share their national commitments on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and discuss what this means for business in Asia.