Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, April 5, 2016

Results of a survey conducted to find what senior citizens in Singapore want when it comes products and services will be released today.
Results of a survey conducted to find what senior citizens in Singapore want when it comes products and services will be released today. PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, April 5, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Results of survey on senior citizens 

What senior citizens in Singapore want when it comes to products and services, as well as their unmet consumer needs, will be the focus of survey findings expected to be released today by market research firm Nielsen. Singapore’s population is greying, with the proportion of senior citizens here slated to double from one in eight today to one in four by 2030. - JALELAH ABU BAKER

Turning point in Republican race?


US Presidential candidate Donald Trump is aiming to win the Wisconsin primary today. PHOTO: REUTERS

Mr Donald Trump is fighting to put a difficult week behind him and finish strong today in Wisconsin, a state whose primary contest may prove to be a turning point in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. On the Democratic side, US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is trying to hold on to a slender lead over front runner Hillary Clinton in the opinion polls in Wisconsin and score another victory over the former secretary of state.

US data on on trade balance, services PMI

The United States will announce data on the trade balance for February and services purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for last month  today, a reflection of the health of its economy. Manufacturing data released last Friday (April 1) showed an expansion in last month’s PMI at 51.8 points, a rise of 2.3 points from February. PMI readings will come from  Markit and Institute for Supply Management, while US Census Bureau will announce the trade deficit.