MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, March 25, 2015

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

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Results of study on dementia in Singapore to be released

A study that looked at the prevalence, risk factors and economic costs of dementia among the elderly in Singapore has been completed. The 2013 study, The Well Being of the Singapore Elderly, was spearheaded by the Institute of Mental Health. Its results will be unveiled today. - JANICE TAI

Thirty years, 30 acts of kindness

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Pasir Ris Secondary School is celebrating its 30th anniversary with 30 acts of kindness today. Through various activities, the school, located in Tampines Street 21, aims to raise funds for welfare groups that provide financial support to needy families in Tampines. - RACHEL TAN

Start-ups showcase their products, services at SMU fair

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The SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship is holding an innovation fair at the SMU Concourse where 12 start-ups will be showcasing their innovative products and services. - ONG KAI XUAN

Myanmar looks to modernise under five-year National Export Strategy

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Myanmar will unveil its first five-year National Export Strategy designed to move it from a largely informal, low value added, agriculture and commodity-dependent economy, to a modern, organised, value added, diversified exporter. Myanmar is over-reliant on commodities and suffers a severe infrastructure deficit, which has produced a lopsided and under-performing economy. The NES provides a road map to better integration with the global economy and the huge neighbouring markets of India and China. - NIRMAL GHOSH

Sri Lanka's Sirisena begins China visit

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Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena will be in China on a three-day visit from today during which he is expected to renegotiate deals worth more than S$7.2 billion signed by his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa. Mr Sirisena has ordered reviews of China-financed projects and loans amid allegations of corruption and overcharging by Chinese contractors. The Lankan government is calling it "economic self-defence" in order to protect its people who will eventually have to foot the bill. - RUPALI KAREKAR

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