Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday, April 25, and which we think you'd be interested in.
It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.
Singapore Tourism Board to announce new tourism strategies
The Singapore Tourism Board is expected to announce today its sharpened strategies towards quality tourism. This will be made at the agency’s annual Tourism Industry Conference. Attendees of the conference include representatives from hotels, travel agencies as well as the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions sector. - MELISSA LIN
M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2016
Now into its 16th year, the Life Theatre Awards celebrates the best of Singapore's theatre scene. The awards, which includes a new category for kids' theatre this year, will be given out at the Esplanade this afternoon at a by-invite-only event. Follow the ceremony on Twitter @ ST_LifeTweets and our live blog.
Experts to meet in Paris to discuss data on Zika
Some 600 disease experts from 43 nations will gather in Paris today to pore over scant but increasingly worrisome data emerging about the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and threatening the world. Scientists and public health specialists will discuss the virus’ links to microcephaly, a disorder that causes severe brain damage in babies, and to adult-onset neurological problems such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which can cause paralysis and death.They will also review progress in the development of Zika diagnostics and vaccines.
Consumer Price Index out today
The consumer price index for March, due today, will likely make for interesting reading after the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) tweak of its exchange rate policy for zero appreciation of the Singdollar. The neutral stance is driven by MAS’ outlook on inflation. - MARISSA LEE
Raffles Medical Group to hold press conference on financial results
Raffles Medical Group chairman Dr Loo Choon Yong will host a press conference to discuss the group's first quarter financial results as well as share its expansion plans locally and regionally. - JEREMY KOH