The Straits Times Index traded 19.96 points higher or 0.71% up, at 2,832.97 as at 12.30pm on Nov 23, after the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced earlier in the day that Singapore’s GDP growth is expected to come in at -6.5% to -6.0% from its previous estimates of -7% to -5%.

Singapore’s GDP for the 3Q2020 ended September fell 5.8% y-o-y, registering an improvement from the 13.2% y-o-y plunge in the previous quarter ended June.

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