SINGAPORE (Oct 6): OCBC says the Nikkei Singapore whole economy PMI improvement is a "welcome divergence" from the earlier manufacturing and electronics PMI readings which deteriorated.

The survey, conducted by Markit for Nikkei, showed that Singapore Nikkei Whole Economy Purchasing Managers Index rose to 51.4 in September, compared with 50.8 in August.

OCBC notes the survey cites an increase in output amid new projects, product launches and promotional activities.

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