SINGAPORE (Dec 19): Singapore’s economy is set to pick up gradually from the sharp downturn it faced this year, in spite of the inherent weakness in the global economy, say economists at the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO). 

“Singapore’s growth is expected to slow to 0.6% in 2019, before picking up to 1.1% in 2020,” observes AMRO’s lead economist, Chaipat Poonpatpibul. The recovery, he adds, will come with improving global trade volumes as semi-conductor exports bottom out.

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