Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, April 28, 2016

A rail line connecting the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City to other parts of Tianjin city will begin work with a ground-breaking ceremony today (April 28).
A rail line connecting the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City to other parts of Tianjin city will begin work with a ground-breaking ceremony today (April 28).PHOTO: SINO-SINGAPORE TIANJIN ECO-CITY

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

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Work on rail link to Sino-Singapore project

A light rail line connecting the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City (SSTEC) to other parts of Tianjin city will begin work with a ground-breaking ceremony today (April 28). Singapore's National Development Minister Lawrence Wong will witness the event during a visit to the bilateral project, located on the shores of the Bohai Sea, which began in 2008. He will also co-chair the 7th SSTEC joint working committee meeting with Chinese Housing and Urban-Rural Development Minister Chen Zhenggao.

The Community Chest thanks donors and supporters with show

The Community Chest is holding its Care & Share Thank You Show today (April 28), to thank all its donors and supporters.

Present at the celebration will be representatives from over 240 Voluntary Welfare Organisations, beneficiaries, donors and celebrities. - OLIVIA HO

All eyes on Japan’s central bank 


The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Bank of Japan could cut its rates further into negative territory when the central bank wraps up its two-day policy meeting today (April 28).

It is also expected to unveil fresh stimulus measures after this month’s deadly earthquakes led to temporary factory closures at a time when the economy is already struggling.

Shortly before the meeting ends, Japan will also publish a string of economic data for March, including inflation and unemployment figures.