MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, April 14, 2015

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

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MAS expected to further ease monetary policy in bi-annual report

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) releases its bi-annual monetary policy statement today. Given weak economic growth and benign inflationary pressure, the MAS may further ease its monetary policy.

Economists are divided over whether the central bank will allow the Singapore dollar to weaken further, if at all. Separately, the Ministry of Trade and Industry is due to release advance estimates of first-quarter economic growth this morning. - CHIA YAN MIN

Symantec to reveal Internet threat findings at Interpol World Congress

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Technology firm Symantec will release findings of its annual Internet Security Threat Report at the Interpol World Congress, held at the Marina Bay Sands convention centre. The report will cover several areas, including how malware authors are avoiding detection. - HOE PEI SHAN

New eldercare technology to be unveiled

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A new piece of sensor technology that helps monitor elderly patients will be unveiled at an exhibition on Tuesday. The Remote Patient Monitoring Suite will be launched at the sixth Ageing Asia Innovation Forum Exhibition. - ANDREA NG

SICC launching new award

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The Singapore International Chamber of Commerce is holding a press briefing today to announce the details of a new award, which will enable some of the larger global multinational corporations - whose Singapore operations are members of the chamber - to share and transfer their knowledge to budding small and medium-sized enterprises. The goal is to raise productivity among these firms. - ARIEL LIM

Obama to meet Iraqi premier to plan operations against ISIS

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US President Barack Obama will meet Iraq prime minister Haidar al-Abadi at the White House today to plan crucial next steps in what US officials admit will be a long fight to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Mr Abadi, on his maiden visit, is expected to seek help in acquiring billions of dollars worth drones and arms to fight ISIS group which flourished in the country following troops drawdown by the United States, a move critics have called a strategic blunder. Mr Obama has deep political and security interests to make sure Iraq emerges victorious.