SINGAPORE (Dec 26): Singapore’s industrial output unexpectedly fell in November, marking its biggest drop in four years, in an indication that any recovery in the Asian bellwether economy is likely to be patchy.

Manufacturing output last month fell 9.3% from a year earlier, data from the Singapore Economic Development Board showed on Thursday, the sharpest decline since December 2015.

That compares with a 0.8% rise forecast by a Reuters survey of eight economists and a downwardly revised 3.6% increase in October.

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