SINGAPORE (Mar 21): Business confidence in Singapore dipped over the first quarter of 2018 even as the region’s business sentiment reached a seven-year high, according to the Thomson Reuters/Insead Asian Business Sentiment Survey for the first quarter.

During the Jan-Mar period, Singapore’s sub-index declined to 75 from 79 due to Feb’s surprise dip in exports as tech product shipments continued to retreat from the hot pace of recent months.

See: Singapore exports unexpectedly fall in February

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