Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, June 27, 2016

Republic Polytechnic is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with app developer LDR to help its students develop location-based applications for tourists and locals.
Republic Polytechnic is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with app developer LDR to help its students develop location-based applications for tourists and locals.ST PHOTO: MARCUS TAN

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RP students to work with app developer

Students from Republic Polytechnic will soon be able to work with mobile app developer LDR to develop location-based applications for tourists and locals. The polytechnic will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with LDR today (June 27), in a move to provide its students in the School of Infocomm and School of Technology for the Arts with more industry exposure. - TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY

Merkel hosts post-Brexit summit


German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a statement on the results of Britain's EU referendum, at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin on June 24, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host talks on the Brexit crisis with French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and European Council president Donald Tusk in Berlin today (June 27). Dr Merkel has been the lone EU leader calling for patience in showing Britain the door out of the EU since the country voted on June 23 to leave the 28-nation bloc in a shock move.  

Meanwhile US Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Brussels and London today for talks with Washington’s key allies as US officials scramble to try to stop the political crisis harming Western unity. 

Central bankers meet in Portugal  


IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (right) and People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan at the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture on June 24, 2016 at the IMF Headquarters In Washington, DC. PHOTO: AFP

A three-day, high level powwow involving central bankers in Portugal is expected to take on even greater significance following Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union. Among the speakers at the European Central Bank Forum on Central Banking starting today (June 27) are US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, ECB president Mario Draghi, People’s Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan , ECB board members Benoit Coeure and Peter Praet, Chile central bank Governor Rodrigo Vergara, Asian Development Bank Chief Economist Shang-Jin Wei and Bank of England governor Mark Carney.