MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Sept 15, 2015

The State Courts building at No. 1 Havelock Square.
The State Courts building at No. 1 Havelock Square.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 15 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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State Courts Building marks 40th birthday

The State Courts celebrate the 40th anniversary of the State Courts Building at Havelock Square today. Before the building was constructed, the district courts, magistrates' courts and other courts operated from different locations, including Empress Place, Hong Lim Green, Outram Road and South Bridge Road. From Sept 15, 1975, all these courts were centralised in this building, which took about two years to complete. - AMIR HUSSAIN

Private home sales data out today


Data on private home sales will be released, which will provide clues on the direction of home sales further in the year. PHOTO: ST FILE

Data on prices and the number of units launched and sold by developers last month for private residential properties will be released today. The data will provide clues on whether July’s rebound on private home sales was a blip or whether it signals a recovery for the year.

Vietnam's top leader Nguyen Phu Trong to visit Japan


Vietnamese General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is expected to discuss greater security cooperation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the visit. PHOTO: AFP

Vietnam's top leader Nguyen Phu Trong will land in Japan on Tuesday (Sept 15) for a four-day official visit, which analysts believe is a reflection of the South-east Asian country's efforts to maintain balanced diplomacy with regional powers when it is locking horns with China over maritime disputes. Mr Trong is expected to discuss greater security cooperation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The general secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party is also scheduled to have an audience with Emperor Akihito.