Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Feb 29, 2016

Two ministers will address Parliament today (Feb 29) regarding the death of a 14-year-old schoolboy.
Two ministers will address Parliament today (Feb 29) regarding the death of a 14-year-old schoolboy.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday, Feb 29, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Ministers to address schoolboy's death

Two ministers will address Parliament today (Feb 29) on the death of a 14-year-old schoolboy who was being investigated by police. The incident made headlines in recent weeks. Members of Parliament have also asked questions about measures to protect Singaporeans against the Zika virus and the proposed alignments of the Cross Island Line. Associate Professor Daniel Goh of the Workers’ Party will also be sworn in as the third NCMP on Monday.

India to release National Budget


Shoppers and pedestrians walk past fruit and vegetable stalls at a street market in Chennai, India on Feb 25, 2016. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

India's Finance Ministry is set to release the national Budget for 2016/2017 today (Feb 29), days after releasing a cautious forecast that gross domestic product would expand between 7 per cent and 7.75 per cent in the coming fiscal year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has made it a priority to boost India's economic growth, is under pressure to deliver concrete reforms as the clamour for the quickening of such steps grows. The government is also scheduled to announce its borrowing programme in today's Budget.

Olam to release financial report


Olam will release its latest financial report today. PHOTO: OLAM INTERNATIONAL

Commodity firm Olam will release its latest financial report today (Feb 29) but analysts are not expecting fireworks. With a continued slump in commodity prices, profits and revenues at Olam are expected to be weak.