MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, Sept 8, 2015

The People's Action Party will be holding a lunchtime rally at the promenade area next to UOB Plaza from 12pm to 2pm today.
The People's Action Party will be holding a lunchtime rally at the promenade area next to UOB Plaza from 12pm to 2pm today. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 7 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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GE2015: PAP to hold lunchtime rally, 11 others to go on at night

The PAP will be holding a lunchtime rally from 12pm to 2pm at the promenade area next to UOB Plaza, just one of seven to be held on Tuesday by the ruling party. Four other opposition parties and independent candidate Han Hui Hui will be holding evening rallies.

Primary school pupils show off creativity at games design competition

Participants at this year's National Primary Games Creation Competition are tasked to come up with digital games to help students acquire knowledge on financial literacy. PHOTO: ST FILE

Pupils from Primary 4 to 6 showcase their talent and creativity in the National Primary Games Creation Competition. Participants are tasked to create innovative digital games which will  help students acquire knowledge and skills on financial literacy.  - JALELAH ABU BAKER

Singapore Prestige Brand Award winners to be announced

Some of the winners at the Singapore Prestige Brand Award 2014 posing for a photo at the Marina Mandarin Hotel on Sept 3, 2014. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Brand winners for the Singapore Prestige Brand Award (SPBA) will be announced at a press conference today. 

Jointly organised by the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and Chinese Daily Lianhe Zaobao, the SPBA is now into its 14th year of recognising home-grown brands for their sustainable and effective branding initiatives. - CHONG KOH PING

Inaugural Markit Asia forum to look at economic trendsm, outlook

The Markit Asia Economic Forum will be looking at economic trends using Nikkei data. PHOTO: EPA 

Markit Asia Economic Forum, the inaugural forum organised in association with Nikkei Inc is being held today at The Westin Singapore. During the forum, Markit's chief economist Chris Williamson will present an overview of economic trends and discuss the economic outlook using insights from the latest Nikkei Asia purchasing managers' index surveys and Markit's global PMI data. - WONG WEI HAN

France to begin operations against ISIS in Syria

French soldiers and pilots work on a Rafale jet fighter at the air base in Mont de Marsan, southwestern France, Aug 31, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

France will launch surveillance flights over Syria on Tuesday (Sept 8) with a view to conducting air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions. France has so far only carried out air strikes against ISIS in neighbouring Iraq. Britain is also thought to be considering similar action in Syria, with Prime Minister David Cameron trying to organise a new parliamentary vote on the issue in the coming weeks.