Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Feb 24, 2016

The Economic Survey of Singapore will include the overall performance of the economy, inflation, employment and productivity during the fourth quarter and whole of 2015.
The Economic Survey of Singapore will include the overall performance of the economy, inflation, employment and productivity during the fourth quarter and whole of 2015.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, Feb 24, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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ECONOMIC SURVEY OF SINGAPORE TO BE RELEASED

The Ministry of Trade and Industry will release the Economic Survey of Singapore today (Feb 24). The Economic Survey of Singapore 2015 will include the overall performance of the economy, sectoral performance, sources of growth, inflation, employment and productivity during the fourth quarter and whole of 2015.

CONFERENCE TO TACKLE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, MARKETS AND TRENDS


The conference will look at emerging technologies, markets and trends for 2016. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

The Singapore Human Resources Institute will host a conference today that will tackle questions such as the emerging technologies, markets and trends for 2016, as well as the challenges ahead. The institute will also sign a memorandum of understanding with Willis Tower Watson to develop a centre of excellence and provice certification, to raise HR standards here.

HONG KONG SET FOR HEALTHY FISCAL SURPLUS


Hong Kong's annual budget is expected to include a series of one-off sweeteners to help businesses hurt by a slowdown in China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Hong Kong is forecast to post a healthy fiscal surplus in its annual budget today, with a series of one-off sweeteners expected to help businesses hurt by a slowdown in China. Financial Secretary John Tsang is not expected, however, to unveil any sweeping initiatives amid concerns that the government’s one-off measures are failing to bolster the city’s economic fundamentals as it enters a period of slower growth and raised political tensions.