Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, April 27, and which we think you'd be interested in.
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Inter-racial and faith Youth and Community Event
As part of efforts to teach members to “build bridges, not walls”, Heart of God Church is organising an inter-racial and faith Youth and Community Event with the Geylang Serai Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle on Wednesday (April 27).
Three joint community programmes will be launched in partnership with Khalid Mosque and Geylang United Temple, and there will be prayers and blessings by representatives of Taoist, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh and Christian organisations. - OLIVIA HO
US Presidential Elections: Primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island
Five states are voting at a critical juncture in the United States presidential race, with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton seeking to knock out Senator Bernie Sanders, and Republican billionaire Donald Trump confident of extending his lead. A strong showing in the primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island would put Mrs Clinton on the cusp of victory for the Democratic nomination, a monumental step in her quest to become the next commander-in-chief. Voting ends at 8 am Singapore time on Wednesday (April 27).
Britain’s first-quarter GDP out today
Britain’s Office for National Statistics will release the gross domestic product for the first quarter on Wednesday (April 27), the first among Group of Seven nations to do so. Analysts expect the figure to be between 0.3 per cent and 0.5 per cent, down from the previous quarter’s 0.6 per cent. Consumers have led 12 straight quarters of expansion, but signs of weakness are starting to appear, with retail sales posting their biggest monthly decline in more than two years in March.