MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, July 24, 2015

Detailed data on HDB resale market performance from March to June will be released by the Housing Board today.
Detailed data on HDB resale market performance from March to June will be released by the Housing Board today. PHOTO: ST FILE

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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Q2 figures on HDB resale market to be announced

Details of the Housing Board resale market’s performance from March to June will be released today. This follows flash figures earlier this month which showed a 0.4 per cent fall in the resale price index – a more gradual decline than the 1 per cent dip in the first quarter. Today’s more detailed figures will include transaction volume and flat prices in each town. - JANICE HENG

NTUC summit to look at evolution of economy, leadership


Then Secretary-General of NTUC Lim Swee Say speaking at the Future Leaders Summit 2014 on June 6. PHOTO: NTUC

The annual Future Leaders Summit organised by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) takes place on Friday. This year, it will address how the economy and concept of leadership is evolving, and how professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) can stay ahead in an increasingly competitive global workforce. About 700 people are expected to attend. - JOANNA SEOW

CapitaLand Commercial Trust to release Q2 results


CapitaLand Commercial Trust will announce their Q2 results today. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

CapitaLand Commercial Trust’s financial results for the second quarter ended June 30 will be released before the start of trading. It will hold a results briefing for media and analysts. - ANNABETH LEOW

Kenyans eager to receive "native son" Obama


People walk past a billboard welcoming US President Barack Obama, on July 22, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, ahead of his visit. PHOTO: AFP

President Barack Obama will land in Kenya today on the first stop of a visit to Africa that will also take him to Ethiopia. He is the first sitting US president to go to either country. The US leader is on a mission to strengthen US security and economic ties, but his personal connection to his father’s birthplace in Kenya will dominate a trip that Kenyans view as a native son returning home.