Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, May 20, 2016

Commuters at Tampines Bus Interchange.
Commuters at Tampines Bus Interchange.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Friday, May 20, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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500 children to show appreciation to bus captains and MRT station staff

About 500 children will be at bus interchanges and MRT stations around Singapore today (May 20), to show their appreciation to bus captions and station staff for their dedicated service. The kindergarten, primary and secondary school students will present them with cards and handmade gifts. - CHERYL LIN

All eyes on Tsai’s inauguration speech 


Taiwan's President-elect Tsai Ing-wen waving to supporters during a rally in Taipei, on Jan 19, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Taiwan’s Beijing-sceptic President-elect Tsai Ing-wen is set to be sworn in today (May 20), with all eyes glued on her inauguration speech. Earlier reports said she would avoid provoking China and leave out her stance on the 1992 consensus, a tacit agreement between Beijing and Taipei that there is only one China, with each having its own interpretation of what that means.

G-7 Finance ministers and central bank chiefs to meet in Sendai


Finance ministers, central bank governors and representatives of international organisations pose for a photo session of the G-7 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sendai, Japan, on May 19, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of Seven industrial powers will kick off their meeting in the north-east city of Sendai today (May 20). Global economic uncertainties - including a British referendum on whether to exit the European Union that could potentially jolt markets - as well as measures to deal with tax evasion will be among the key topics that finance leaders of the G-7 advanced economies will discuss.