SINGAPORE (July 25): Middle-market executives in Singapore are especially optimistic about business conditions and opportunities when compared to their global peers, according to the findings of the annual EY Growth Barometer.

Out of the 2,766 middle-market executives surveyed globally, 39% of the 103 respondents from Singapore said they were targeting double-digit growth, significantly outpacing the global average growth rate of just 6%.

Topping Singapore’s list of growth accelerators is attracting talent with the right skills (30%), with 40% of companies in Singapore saying they are planning to hire more full-time talent and 39% seeking additional part-time employees, contractors or freelancers.

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