MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, Aug 26, 2015

Mr Xav Feng, head of research, Asia Pacific, Lipper, will be giving a presentation on the CPFIS-included funds’ performance for the three months ended June 30.
Mr Xav Feng, head of research, Asia Pacific, Lipper, will be giving a presentation on the CPFIS-included funds’ performance for the three months ended June 30.PHOTO: ST FILE

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CPF investment funds’ performance for second quarter to be released

Lipper will unveil the second quarter performance of investment funds approved by the Central Provident Fund (CPF) today. Mr Xav Feng, head of research, Asia-Pacific, at Lipper, will present the CPFIS-included funds’ performance for the three months ended June 30. His presentation will also include detailed analysis of global fund flows and performance of different types of funds. - LORNA TAN

Action plan to make ageing a success


Participants discussing ideas at a public focus group on how to make public spaces and facilities more elderly friendly, at the Social Service Institute on Sept 6, 2014. The event was organised by the Ministerial Committee on Ageing to gather feedback for its action plan for successful ageing. PHOTO: ST FILE

Later today, Minister-in-charge of Ageing Issues Gan Kim Yong will announce details of the Action Plan on Successful Ageing. The Ministerial Committee on Ageing has engaged some 4,000 members of public and grassroots leaders through nearly 50 focus group discussions, “listening points” set up in public spaces (for example, libraries, universities and shopping malls) and through online consultations, to find out their aspirations and views to age successfully. - LINETTE LAI

 

South Sudan President Salva Kiir to sign peace deal


South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is expected to sign a peace deal today, after delaying signing the deal in the Ethiopian capital last week. PHOTO: AFP

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is expected to sign a peace deal today to end a 20-month-old conflict but will list his reservations in an annex to the pact.  He delayed signing the deal in the Ethiopian capital last week, saying he needed more time for consultations. This prompted the United States' threats of United Nations sanctions if he did not meet a two-week deadline to agree. Rebel leader Riek Machar, Mr Kiir’s former deputy until he was sacked in 2013, has already signed the peace deal that was brokered by the regional African grouping IGAD. - REUTERS