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Singapore exports drop most in six years as electronics slump

17 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's exports fell more than expected in June, marking their biggest decline in six years, as the city-state struggles against tepid global demand and the Sino-U.S. trade war.

Singapore's decade-low growth triggers recession warning

12 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's economy grew at its slowest annual pace in a decade in the second quarter, preliminary data showed on Friday, raising bets that a technical recession and monetary policy easing could be just around the corner.

Chance of Singapore easing monetary policy rises as economy flatlines: poll

12 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank is increasingly likely to ease monetary policy at its semi-annual meeting in October in a bid to boost an export-reliant economy being choked by the U.S.-China trade war, economists said on Friday.

Exclusive: In blow to Singapore's expansion, Malaysia bans sea sand exports

03 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia, Singapore's biggest source for sea sand, has banned the export of the commodity, according to officials in Kuala Lumpur, a move that traders said could complicate the island-state's ambitious expansion plans on reclaimed land.

Singapore holds gay pride rally amid calls for repeal of colonial-era law

29 Jun 2019

SINGAPORE Thousands of people took part in Singapore's annual gay pride rally on Saturday, with many calling for a law banning gay sex to be scrapped following similar measures elsewhere in the region.

Singapore's factories go no-frills as trade war hits demand

26 Jun 2019

SINGAPORE Last year, Singaporean chemicals factory boss Erman Tan took his employees on a cruise to the Malaysian island of Penang. This year, Tan says the best he can offer is to watch a video of the trip.

UPDATE 2-Singapore monetary easing bets rise on gloomy export data

17 Jun 2019

* Economists raise chance of policy easing in October (Updates with analyst comments, background)

Huawei unwanted: Asian shops shun phone trade-ins on Google suspension worries

23 May 2019

SINGAPORE/MANILA Mobile phone retailers in some Asian countries are refusing to accept Huawei devices for trade-ins, as more consumers look to offload their device on worries Google suspending business with the Chinese firm will disrupt services.

REFILE-Huawei unwanted: Asian shops shun phone trade-ins on Google suspension worries

22 May 2019

* More consumers looking to trade in Huawei phones in Singapore

Singapore cuts 2019 GDP forecast as first-quarter growth hits decade low

21 May 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's annual economic growth slipped to the lowest in nearly a decade in the first quarter as manufacturing contracted in the wake of a protracted Sino-U.S. trade war, prompting a downgrade to the city-state's full-year growth forecast.

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