Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, March 10, 2016

More than 220 projects will be on display at Singapore Polytechnic.
More than 220 projects will be on display at Singapore Polytechnic.PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Thursday, March 10, and which we think you'd be interested in.

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.

Singapore Polytechnic students showcase projects

Students from Singapore Polytechnic will showcase their projects at an event on Thursday (March 10). The projects range from IT solutions, product designs and architecture, and were conceptualised by students from 12 diploma programmes at the polytechnic. More than 220 projects will be on display. - Benjamin Tan

Myanmar to announce presidential nominations


Aung San Suu Kyi meets with ethnic parliament members in Naypyitaw on Feb 29. 2016. PHOTO: EPA

Myanmar is set to announce presidential nominations on Thursday (March 10) before the new government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) takes power on April 1.

Sources say a deepening rift has opened between the powerful military and NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, threatening the democracy icon's prospects for forming a successful government.

ECB likely to cut rates at policy meeting


The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt. PHOTO: REUTERS

Economists expect the European Central Bank (ECB) to cut interest rates when policymakers meet on Thursday (March 10), and boost the amount of money put into the financial system through bond purchases. 

The ECB’s deposit rate is already minus 0.3 per cent which president Mario Draghi is expected to cut further by at least 10 basis points. The ECB has so far failed to make meaningful headway on inflation, despite ever-increasing stimulus with consumer prices falling last month at an annual rate of 0.2 per cent – the most in a year.