Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Nov 22, 2016

Some of the nation’s top nurses will be awarded the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award today (Nov 22). Recipients are assessed based on their competency and contributions, as well as awards and commendations.
Some of the nation’s top nurses will be awarded the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award today (Nov 22). Recipients are assessed based on their competency and contributions, as well as awards and commendations.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday (Nov 22) and which we think you'd be interested in.

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TOP NURSES TO BE RECOGNISED

Some of the nation’s top nurses will be awarded the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award today (Nov 22). The annual award is among the highest accolades for enrolled nurses in Singapore, and recipients were assessed based on their competency and contributions, as well as awards and commendations.

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK PRESIDENT TO SPEAK TO PARLIAMENT


Financial markets will be closely watching European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's words for signs of upcoming policy moves. PHOTO: REUTERS 

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi will speak to members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, today. Financial markets will be closely watching his words for signs of upcoming policy moves, especially after comments he made last week which suggested that the euro zone’s recovery is still reliant on stimulus measures, signalling perhaps that they will last for a while more.

HONG KONG RELEASES INFLATION DATA


Consumer prices in Hong Kong had increased 2.7 per cent year on year in September. PHOTO: AFP

Hong Kong will release its inflation data for October. Consumer prices in Hong Kong had increased 2.7 per cent year on year in September, following a 4.3 per cent rise in the previous month.

COURT RULING ON MORSI’S LIFE SENTENCE  


Last week, a court overturned a death sentence against Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and ordered a retrial on the charges of taking part in prison breaks during the 2011 uprising. PHOTO: AFP

Egypt's Court of Cassation is set to make a ruling today on an appeal by ousted president Mohamed Morsi against a life sentence imposed against him on charges of spying for Iran and a Palestinian militant group. Morsi - who was overthrown by the army in July 2013 in the face of mass protests against his one-year rule - won a reprieve from another court last week when a death sentence against him over his alleged role in prison breaks during the 2011 uprising against his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, was overturned. The court had ordered that he be retried over those charges.