(Oct 17): Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore will be “lucky” to see positive economic growth in 2019, casting a dark tone over the nation’s outlook as exports continue to slump.

“This year we’ll be well under 1%,” Lee said Wednesday at a conference in Singapore hosted by Forbes. “If we’re lucky we should be above zero, but the momentum has substantially diminished. And a lot of it is lack of confidence – uncertainty.”

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