Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, June 28, 2016

Wax figures at the surrender conference room at Battlebox museum in Fort Canning.
Wax figures at the surrender conference room at Battlebox museum in Fort Canning.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, June 28, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Relive history at WWII command centre

The Battlebox, a former British underground command centre in Fort Canning Hill, will be officially launched on Tuesday (June 28). 

It is where the decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese was made by Lieutenant-General A. E. Percival and 11 of his generals and officers on Feb 15, 1942. 

The primary theme of the exhibitions and tours of the Battlebox is on military strategy and tactics. It strives to offer visitors an understanding of how the Japanese were able to out-manoeuvre Allied defences to capture the island in just 70 days. - REI KUROHI

EU summit on Brexit


A Union flag flies next to the flag of the European Union. PHOTO: REUTERS

European Union leaders will meet on Tuesday (June 28) for two-day post-Brexit talks in what promises to be one of the bitterest summits in the bloc’s history. 

British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to come under intense pressure to immediately trigger the two-year exit process, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected informal discussions on Britain leaving the EU until the country applies for a break-up. 

Mr Cameron is also getting ready for his own exit, as the committee running the leadership contest triggered by his resignation is planning to appoint a new premier by Sept 2.

All eyes on US economic data


New and final readings for the US gross domestic product, inflation and home sales will be out on June 28, 2016.

Data on the United States economy will be a key focus for markets on Tuesday (June 28).

New and final readings for the US gross domestic product, inflation and home sales will be out.

Weak figures could deal another body blow to market sentiment after the Brexit vote last week.