Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Feb 23, 2016

(Left) The Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+. PHOTOS: APPLE / SAMSUNG

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Feb 23, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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The Straits Times Digital Awards 2016

Will it be the iPhone 6s or the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ that will win the Best Overall Smartphone Award? The answer will be revealed at The Straits Times Digital Awards 2016 ceremony today (Feb 23). The annual tech Oscars are back for the fifth year with more than 100 products vying for the pole position in 21 award categories such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, wearables and video games. New awards this year include Best Smartwatch and Best Fitness Tracker, to capture new segments that have become increasingly popular among consumers. -- ST DIGITAL

Local inflation figures to be released

Analysts expect muted movement in the consumer price index. PHOTO: REUTERS

Singapore will report its inflation figures for last month with analysts expecting any movement in the consumer price index to be muted.
This is because a combination of lower oil prices and a weak global environment is likely to restrict any upward pressure on prices.

Jordan's King to meet Obama

(Left) King Abdullah will meet United States President Barack Obama at the White House today (Feb 22). PHOTOS: REUTERS

King Abdullah of Jordan will today (Tuesday) meet United States President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the efforts to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group. They will also discuss the solution to the Syrian crisis, and how to address the needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan, according to Kuwait News Agency.

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