Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Aug 9, 2016

National Day Parade rehearsal fireworks on July 23, 2016.
National Day Parade rehearsal fireworks on July 23, 2016.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Aug 9, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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NDP returns to National Stadium

Tens of thousands of people will be celebrating Singapore's birthday at the National Stadium on Tuesday (Aug 9). 

It is the first time in a decade that the National Day Parade is returning to the stadium.

Elsewhere across the island, there are community events to mark the nation's independence, including one with more than 3,000 Teck Ghee residents at Townsville Secondary School.

South Korean ruling party to pick leaders


Kim Hee Ok, the interim leader of the ruling Saenuri Party, arrives to hold a meeting at the party's headquarters in Seoul on Aug 1, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

South Korea's Saenuri Party will hold a national convention in Seoul on Tuesday (Aug 9) to pick its chairman and supreme council members ahead of next year's presidential election.

The ruling party has been led by an interim leadership after the April 13 parliamentary elections, where it lost the majority that it had held for 16 years.

China’s consumer inflation data 


Covered alleys of stalls at the Panjiayuan Antique Market in Beijing on July 9, 2016. PHOTO: NEW YORK TIMES

China’s National Bureau of Statistics will release its July consumer inflation data on Tuesday (Aug 9).

Food prices, which account for one-third of China’s consumer price index (CPI), had eased last month last month.

China saw the slowest pace of month-on-month CPI growth in June since the beginning of the year.

A decline in producer prices last month had reinforced economists’ views that more government stimulus steps will be needed to support the economy.

The world’s second-largest economy has set a price growth target of 3 per cent for this year.