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Analysts look forward to better year ahead as Singapore's 2019 GDP sinks to slowest growth since financial crisis

SINGAPORE (Jan 2): Analysts expect a “tepid recovery” for the Singapore economy in 2020, after advance GDP estimates released Thursday pointed to the worst growth performance for the city state sin

Singapore economy

Singapore fourth-quarter GDP growth seen picking up slightly on services boost

SINGAPORE (Dec 31): Singapore’s economy is forecast to have expanded at a slightly faster pace in the fourth quarter, with economists expecting the services sector to compensate for a prolonged man

Singapore economy

Singapore dodges recession; rosier growth expected in 2020, economists say

SINGAPORE (13 Dec): Singapore’s economy is likely to have dodged a recession this year, with private-sector economists expecting a full year growth of 0.7%, up from their initial 0.6% growth estima

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SINGAPORE (Nov 25): “There are new things happening in new parts of the world, and we need to be part of that story.” — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, wrapping up his official visit to Mexico at t

Singapore economy

Singapore sees economic recovery in 2020 as growth rebounds

(Nov 21): Singapore’s economy expanded at a faster pace in the third quarter than earlier estimated, with the city state projecting the recovery will take hold next year.

Singapore economy

Singapore seen narrowly dodging recession in third quarter, central bank to ease

SINGAPORE (Oct 7): Singapore’s economy likely escaped a technical recession in the third quarter even as growth stayed subdued, weighed down by the prolonged trade dispute between the United States


DPM Heng hails greater regional collaboration with Singapore as 'node' of Asia

SINGAPORE (Sept 19):  Against a backdrop of sluggish economic growth, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is hoping to position Singapore as the global node of Asia, hailing g

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Downside risks seen in five major economies this year and next

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): How will the five largest economies in the world perform over the next few years?

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No need yet for economic stimulus, PM says, as Singapore looks to infrastructure for the future

SINGAPORE (Aug 19): Even as Singapore teeters on the edge of a technical recession, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says there’s no need yet for immediate economic stimulus measures.


Malaysia has room to pump-prime, revise 3% fiscal target for 2020

SINGAPORE (Aug 12): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who is slated to table Budget 2020 on Oct 11, has said that meeting the country’s fiscal consolidation targets will be “challenging” on the back o

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