Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, March 4, 2016

A Facebook chat on tobacco control measures will be hosted by Senior Minsiter of State for Health Amy Khor today (March 4).
A Facebook chat on tobacco control measures will be hosted by Senior Minsiter of State for Health Amy Khor today (March 4).PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Friday, March 4, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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CONVERSATION ON TOBACCO CONTROL MEASURES

Views on tobacco control measures will be sought by the Government in a Facebook chat hosted by Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor today. The measures aim to discourage Singaporeans from picking up smoking and encourage smokers to kick the habit.

The chat is part of a 12-week public consultation on the matter by the Ministry of Health, Health Promotion Board and Health Sciences Authority. - JALELAH ABU BAKER

A-LEVEL RESULTS OUT TODAY

Results of last year's Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level Examination will be released today. School candidates can collect their result slips from their schools from 2.30pm. For private candidates, their result slips will be mailed to the address provided by the candidates during the registration period.

A conference call with Putin on Syria


(From left) Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron are set to discuss the ceasefire in Syria in a conference call. PHOTOS: AFP/REUTERS

British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are set to discuss the ceasefire in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a conference call today. The truce, which was negotiated by the US and Russia, came into force at midnight last week. It is the first major cessation of hostilities in the five-year war in Syria that has claimed more than 270,000 lives. Today's call will be the first time the leaders have spoken since the ceasefire took effect. 

Will market rebound last?


A man checks the stock index at One Raffles Quay. PHOTO: ST FILE

After several sessions of solid gains, investors will look at whether the market can cap off a spectacular week today.

Oil prices have started to creep up, while fears of a global recession are receding even as questions over Chinese growth linger.

Whether these will be enough to sustain a rally is a question that investors will be asking in trading today.