MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, March 18 2015

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break today and which we think you'd be interested in. It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.

NLB's Singapore Memory Project opens for preview event

Projects that delve into the Republic's past will be on display at a preview event by the National Library Board's Singapore Memory Project. They will tell stories through films, exhibitions and publications. - MELODY ZACCHEUS

COE results out at 4pm

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Bidding for the second Certificates of Entitlement tender will close at 4pm on Wednesday. Car buyers will be hoping that premiums head south, after they went up at the previous tender. - CHRISTOPHER TAN

Charges against Malaysian father-son duo to be reduced in court

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Malaysian part-time cook Moo He Hong, 57, and his Singaporean son Wee Keong, 29, are set to be granted a reprieve today after prosecutors decided to reduce a charge of murdering a thief who died after the accused duo foiled an attempt to rob Moo's wife Kuek Soo Lan. Instead of murder - which carries the death penalty - the father and son are expected to be accused of causing death by negligence, which will allow them to be freed on bail. - SHANNON TEOH

UK Budget to be presented

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UK Finance Minister George Osborne will present the coalition government's final Budget today, vowing to stick to his economic plan with “no gimmicks” before a knife-edge general election. But analysts said he was looking for a chance to boost his party's re-election prospects at the annual budget statement. Reports suggest the budget will contain perks for older voters – allowing pensioners to swap regular retirement incomes for cash lump sums. Another popular move will be a so-called "Google tax" on companies that shift profits overseas. He is also expected to flesh out plans to boost investment in transport infrastructure, particularly in northern England. - JASON OU

Work to begin on new workers' dormitory cum training centre

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Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry & National Development, will attend Centurion Corporation’s groundbreaking ceremony as it starts work on building a workers' dormitory cum training centre at Jalan Papan. - ONG KAI XUAN

MAS to announce results of poll on Singapore economy forecast

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore will release the results of a poll of professional forecasters on their outlook for the Singapore economy. - CHIA YAN MIN

Will more records fall at the National Age Group Swimming Championships?

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The Singapura Finance 46th Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships continue today. Quah Zheng Wen is aiming to cement his SEA Games place in the 100m freestyle. He is currently in second position, behind US-based Joseph Schooling, but there are others like Russell Ong who are also gunning for one of the two spots. - CHARLES ONG