Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, June 7, and which we think you'd be interested in.
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National Day Parade funpack to be revealed
Details on this year’s National Day Parade funpack – a perennial favourite among parade goers – will be revealed today.
More information on the outreach activities leading up to Aug 9 are also expected.
The country’s birthday bash this year will mark a return to the National Stadium after 10 years. It promises highlights such as the use of unmanned technologies and indoor fireworks.
Six states to hold primaries for the US presidential nomination
Six states, including California, hold their primaries for the United States presidential nomination today, the last batch to do so.
Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a dead heat in California, the most delegate-rich of all the states.
While a win for Mrs Clinton in Puerto Rico’s primary on Sunday (June 5) means she is just 28 delegates short of clinching the nomination, Senator Sanders has vowed not to give up.
China to release foreign exchange reserves data today
China will release a flurry of May economic data this week, starting with foreign exchange reserves today.
Economists say China’s forex reserves likely fell US$20 billion (S$27 billion) to US$3.2 trillion in May, after two months of marginal gains, but traders believe capital outflows remain largely in check.
Traders are also awaiting for trade and industrial production figures, which will cast light on the health of its economy amid a slowdown.
Aussie central bank likely to hold rates
The Reserve Bank of Australia will be holding its interest rate policy meeting today to set monetary policy.
Rates are expected to be held, with no actual improvement in the economic outlook for the country.
Europe will also release its revised second-quarter economic growth numbers. Initial forecasts put growth at 1.5 per cent, compared with the same period last year.