MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Oct 28, 2015

Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat will be visiting the Singapore Business Federation for a closed-door dialogue.
Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat will be visiting the Singapore Business Federation for a closed-door dialogue.PHOTO: ZAOBAO

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, Oct 28, which we think you'd be interested in.

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Heng Swee Keat to vist Singapore Business Federation dialogue

Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat will be visiting the Singapore Business Federation for a closed-door dialogue with federation members on current economic and industry issues.  - MARISSA LEE

SMRT to host briefing on latest financial results


SMRT president & group CEO Desmond Kuek and management will be hosting a briefing to discuss its latest financial results. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SMRT president and group CEO Desmond Kuek and management will be hosting a briefing to discuss its latest financial results. The MRT operator on Tuesday (Oct 27) posted a 3.7 per cent rise in earnings to $25.8 million for the second quarter ended Sept 30, as revenue grew 6.1 per cent mainly on the back of non-fare operations to $346.1 million.  - CHRISTOPHER TAN

OCBC to unveil financial statement for third quater


OCBC Bank will unveil its third quarter financial statement today. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

OCBC Bank will unveil its third quarter financial statement today. - WONG WEI HAN

Singapore-Denmark Smart City Dialogue to be held today


 An autonomous self-driving vehicle goes onto the road during a demonstration at one-north business park in Singapore October 12, 2015. Driverless cars could very well change the landscape of urban mobility. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Smart Nation Programme Office and the Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore are holding the inaugural Singapore-Denmark Smart City Dialogue today. Industry experts from both countries will speak about harnessing big data and managing urban mobility. - LESTER HIO 

Merkel heads to China to defend under-pressure German business


German Chancellor Angela Merkel will head to China on Wednesday to shore up Germany’s business interests. PHOTO: AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will head to China today to shore up Germany’s business interests after Chinese President Xi Jinping clinched a truckload of deals in his own trip to Britain last week, and in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. She will be accompanied on her two-day visit by a delegation of some 20 business leaders representing industries like cars, machinery, electricals and telecommunications.