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Singapore economy

Singapore's economy plunges in early sign of pain in Asia

(Mar 26): Singapore’s economy contracted the most in a decade in the first quarter, a bellwether for the rest of Asia as the fast-spreading coronavirus continues to shut down vast parts of the worl

China Focus

China’s growth slides to weakest pace in almost three decades

(July 15): China’s economy slowed to the weakest pace since the early 1990s amid the ongoing trade standoff with the US, while monthly indicators provided signs that a stabilisation is emerging.

Singapore economy

Singapore's weak 1Q GDP growth signals tough times ahead: RHB

SINGAPORE (May 28): RHB Research is turning negative on Singapore’s short-term economic outlook on expectations of a prolonged slowdown in the electronics sector as well as weaker global growth pro

Singapore economy

Singapore posts 3.8% growth in first quarter as risks abound

(May 21): Singapore’s economy grew at a faster pace in the first quarter than the government previously estimated, a sign of the city state’s resilience in the face of weaker global demand and a wo

Singapore economy

Singapore's 2019 GDP growth forecast to moderate to 2.4% on external headwinds

SINGAPORE (Mar 18): The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is expecting Singapore’s GDP growth to moderate to 2.4% in 2019 from 3.2% in the previous year, against the b

Global Economy

Bright spots to be found in bleak 2019 global growth outlook: Fitch

SINGAPORE (Jan 18): Fitch Ratings says decent US domestic demand and real GDP growth of over 6% for China are still two achievable scenarios in 2019, in spite of market concerns of a sharp downturn

Investing strategy

Don't let your investing guard down in 2019, says RHB

SINGAPORE (Dec 26): RHB Research is targeting 3,300 for the Straits Times Index (STI) by end-2019 and advises investors to remain defensive amid anticipated volatility in the year ahead – by focusi

Singapore economy

Trade protectionism the biggest threat to Singapore's economy: MAS survey

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Trade protectionism is cited as the top risk among local economists, as suggested by the latest findings of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Dec 2018 survey of profes

Global Economy

Global GDP growth to ease in 2019, dragged by emerging markets & China: Oxford Economics

SINGAPORE (Oct 18): Oxford Economics is anticipating a slowdown in global economic growth from this year’s 3.1% to 2.8% in 2019, a forecast that comes in slightly below consensus to reflect its pes

Singapore economy

Trade protectionism, China economy seen as increasingly risky to Singapore's GDP growth

SINGAPORE (Sept 5): The Singapore economy is forecast to expand by 3.2% this year before growth eases to 2.7% in 2019, according to the latest survey of economists and analysts conducted by the Mon

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