Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Sept 1, 2016

Donald Trump is set to make a speech on how he will tackle illegal immigration today (Sept 1).
Donald Trump is set to make a speech on how he will tackle illegal immigration today (Sept 1). PHOTO: REUTERS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Thursday, Sept 1, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Trump to make speech  on illegal immigration

US presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver a highly anticipated speech on how he will tackle illegal immigration at 9am Singapore time today (Sept 1) in Phoenix, Arizona. In recent weeks he has expressed willingness to soften his hardline stance to a “fair and humane” policy, but has since vacillated between reaching out to the minorities and returning to his anti-immigration rhetoric.

The Straits Times Concert 2016

The Straits Times Concert 2016 will be held at the Victoria Concert Hall today (Sept 1) at 12.30pm. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

This 45-minute performance, starting at 12.30pm, will be held today (Sept 1) at the Victoria Concert Hall. Led by SSO associate conductor Jason Lai, the concert will feature pieces inspired by the works of famous English playwright William Shakespeare, including two different takes on the romantic tragedy, Romeo And Juliet. The performance is part of a free community concert series sponsored by Singapore Press Holdings, called SPH Gift of Music.

Key macroeconomic indicators out today 

Leading macroeconomic leading indicators from the euro zone, the United States and China, relating to national factory activity in August last month, are scheduled to be released today (Sept 1). In particular, economists will be looking at the US Institute for Supply Management index, which expanded at a slower pace in July, for signals as to whether the US economy is sufficiently robust to warrant a rate hike this month. in September.