Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, March 1, 2016

A bronchodilator inhaler, which alleviates asthma, atop a prescription treatment paper.
A bronchodilator inhaler, which alleviates asthma, atop a prescription treatment paper.PHOTO: REUTERS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, March 1, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Findings from asthma study

A 10-year study has found that asthma patients in Singapore with certain conditions or lifestyle habits incur higher costs for asthma treatment. SingHealth Polyclinics and Duke-NUS Medical School will be explaining the implications of the findings on Tuesday, especially since a significant number of people here have asthma. - Linette Lai

Release of China's factory data


Birds fly over a closed steel factory where chimneys of another working factory are seen in background, in Tangshan, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

The focus will again be on China today, with its manufacturing numbers out today (March 1).
The sector’s Purchasing Managers’ Index will be released, with nervous investors hoping that the data will show signs of stabilisation after recent weakness in the Chinese economy.

All eyes on Super Tuesday


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will seek to consolidate their claims on their respective parties' nominations on Tuesday (March 1). PHOTOS: REUTERS

United States presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will seek to consolidate their claims on their respective parties' nominations on Super Tuesday (March 1), the most consequential day of the nominations calendar, when 13 states vote in primaries. As Mrs Clinton looks poised to pick up wins in most states, all eyes will be on the Republican race as the party's establishment makes a last-ditch effort to halt the Trump juggernaut.