MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Sept 17, 2015

The Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple’s main sanctum.
The Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple’s main sanctum.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 17 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Hindu temple reopens after upgrading

The Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple’s main sanctum will be officially reopened this morning with a consecration ceremony.
The Hindu temple on Depot Road, which traces its roots to 1913, was closed in March for a $1.2 million upgrading exercise.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will be the guest-of-honour at the ceremony, which several thousand devotees are expected to attend. - MELODY ZACCHEUS

EU president set to announce decision on emergency migrant summit today


 European Council President Donald Tusk during a news conference on Sept 11, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

European Union (EU) president Donald Tusk is set to make a decision today on whether there would be an emergency summit of EU leaders to discuss the region's worsening migrant crisis. Pressure is building for a special European Union summit to come up with solutions to the crisis, with the bloc bitterly split and its vaunted passport-free Schengen zone in jeopardy. Countries in Europe are grappling with its biggest migratory wave since the end of World War II. Hungary on Tuesday sealed its frontier and EU states tightened border controls over the unprecedented human influx.

Indonesia central back benchmark interest rate


Pressure on the local currency and bond markets have risen ahead of a possible rise in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve. PHOTO: REUTERS

Indonesia’s central bank is likely to leave its benchmark interest rate on hold at 7.50 per cent at a policy meeting today, amid renewed pressure on the fragile rupiah and inflation risks. Pressure on the local currency and bond markets have risen ahead of a possible rise in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve, which will announce its decision tomorrow, as it may spark capital outflows from emerging markets like Indonesia.