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

Kueh Koswee, a traditional steamed cake with coconut sugar.
Kueh Koswee, a traditional steamed cake with coconut sugar.PHOTO: ST FILE

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

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Children raise funds for charity with sale of traditional kueh

Children and staff from Kidz Meadow Childcare (Buangkok Crescent) will whip up traditional kueh such as ondeh-ondeh and sell them from self-built kampung huts at a Mini Charity Bazaar today (June 29).

All sales proceeds from the delicacies and other traditional craft will be donated to the Malay Youth Literary Association (4PM), one of the 58 beneficiaries supported by the President's Challenge this year.

The children will also be distributing food hampers and Ramadan porridge to the residents of Buangkok.

The event is part of the Start Small, Dream Big movement introduced by the Early Childhood Development Agency, which encourages pre-schools to create opportunities for children to give back to the community.

G-20 energy ministers meet to discuss sustainable energy issues in Beijing


Paramilitary solders stand guard at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, on May 16, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Group of 20 energy ministers will gather in the Chinese capital Beijing today (June 29) for a two-day meeting, with sustainable energy issues, such as global energy development and strengthening cooperation on energy access, on the agenda.

The G-20 is expected to adopt a communique tomorrow (June 30).

Release of euro region economic data


Pedestrians walk past a souvenir shop displaying United Kingdom themed merchandise in London on June 25, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

June flash estimates for the euro area’s consumer, business and economic sentiment will be released today (June 29).

Confidence was on the rise  in April and May, after months of declines.

For this month, economists are expecting broadly stable data to be released by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, which conducts regular surveys for these different sectors of the European Union economies.