Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Sept 6, 2016

The Institute of Technical Education is set to sign an agreement with Tigerair and Scoot to give their students realistic cabin training to develop their skills.
The Institute of Technical Education is set to sign an agreement with Tigerair and Scoot to give their students realistic cabin training to develop their skills.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Sept 6, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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ITE to sign agreement with Scoot and Tigerair

An agreement that will be signed today (Sept 6) will see the setting up of a learning facility that will give Institute of Technical Education students realistic cabin training to develop their customer service and operational skills. The Scoot-Tigerair Service Skills Centre  will have a specially built mock-up cabin, galley and lavatory that replicates an actual aircraft. The five-year agreement will be signed by ITE with Scoot and Tigerair today. 

Asean summits kick off today


Flags from Asean countries and partners flutter outside the Asean media centre during the 28th Asean Summit at the National Convention Centre in Vientiane on Sept 5, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

A new round of Asean summits will begin today (Sept 6) in Vientiane, Laos, where the leaders of all 10 Asean member countries will discuss a range of initiatives, including cooperating closely during disasters as well as further strengthening their economic and social links. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend the meetings from today till Thursday, the Prime Minister’s Office said yesterday.

Australia expected to hold rates steady


 A pedestrian walks past the Reserve Bank of Australia building in central Sydney. PHOTO: REUTERS

Australia’s central bank is overwhelmingly expected to keep interest rates steady today (Sept 6) following upbeat job and sales data and better predictions for economic growth. The Reserve Bank of Australia is likely to pause and watch the easings of May and August last month percolate through the economy before deciding if yet more stimulus is needed. This will be governor Glenn Stevens’ last policy meeting before he retires this month.