Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Jan 24, 2017

A security personnel making rounds in Orchard Road.
A security personnel making rounds in Orchard Road.PHOTO: ST FILE

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

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.

Counter-terrorism seminar to raise awareness

The Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force are organising a counter-terrorism seminar for the security industry and fire safety managers today (Jan 24). Such events aim to raise awareness, sensitise, train and mobilise the business community in various industries to guard against terrorist threats.

Ruling on the necessity of parliamentary approval to trigger Brexit


British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking to trigger the process of leaving the European Union without parliamentary approval. PHOTO: REUTERS

Britain’s Supreme Court will issue an order today (Jan 24) on the government’s appeal against a ruling that it must seek parliamentary approval to trigger the process of leaving the European Union. A win for Prime Minister Theresa May would allow her to trigger the Brexit process unilaterally, while a defeat would force the government to pass legislation that could be amended to water down her proposals.

PMI figures out today

Flash estimates of the euro zone’s composite purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for January will be released today (Jan 24) by Markit. Manufacturing and services PMIs by the private firm came in at 54.9 and 53.7 respectively last December. The euro zone manufacturing PMI has expanded for 42 consecutive months. The compounding effect of month-over-month expansions is likely to further fuel growth and inflation.