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  • Chart of the Day: US dollar issuances lead Singapore's debt market
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  • Malaysia's former prime minister faces trial in the 1MDB scandal

    Minister of Health


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  • Data of 14200 people with HIV leaked online by US fraudster
  • President off to Singapore for health checkup

    Minister of Infrastructure


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    Minister of Sports


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    Chairman of Supreme Court


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    Opposition


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  • “We will be ready for the battle “ – Singapore opposition party

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  • China's 2019 GDP set to drop further to 6.2%
  • Singapore leads APAC's premier tech cities: report
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  • 'Singapore, China do not have a Jantar Mantar': Giriraj Singh links ...
  • Central bank of the year: Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • How Investment Made Singapore an Innovation Hub
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    Investment

  • How Investment Made Singapore an Innovation Hub
  • Singapore Mobile Retail Shopping Business & Investment ...
  • Singapore's Investment Outlook for 2019
  • Growth downgrades rock stocks
  • Southeast Asia bucks trend of sinking global foreign investment
  • Do You Have the Next Big Idea? Join Us at Entrepreneur LIVE
  • The Brexit delusion of creating 'Singapore upon Thames'
  • KIA to 'treble' investments of $5 bln in India
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    Demographics

  • Singapore: economic renewal, but old-age security & inequality ...
  • Southeast Asia's property markets looking up thanks to young ...
  • Switzerland's prison population swells 50% in less than 30 years
  • How Investment Made Singapore an Innovation Hub
  • Singapore's electric vehicle ambitions receive boost as Dyson ...
  • Central bank of the year: Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Trump calls on divided Congress to end 'political stalemate'
  • Singapore: economic renewal, but old-age security & inequality ...
  • Southeast Asia's property markets looking up thanks to young ...
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    Export/Import

  • Regional downturn dampens Singapore factory growth
  • Singapore factory growth cools for 5th straight month in January ...
  • Singapore non-oil exports see biggest drop in 2 years with surprise ...
  • How Investment Made Singapore an Innovation Hub
  • Biggest fall in Singapore exports in over two years
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    Public Spending

  • Five things you never knew about the Singapore Budget
  • How to fund rising fiscal spending?
  • DBS: Singapore Budget 2019 may focus on helping PMETs
  • Budget 2019 expected to register deficit of S$2.5b for FY19: DBS ...
  • Is Corporate Singapore ready for a new tax world?
  • SMEs need help in enterprise and tech road-mapping: SBF
  • Budget 2019 likely to be generous and expansionary: Maybank Kim ...
  • Enhancements to SkillsFuture scheme expected in Budget 2019 ...
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    Public Debt

  • EXCLUSIVE: oBike Singapore's debt, in numbers
  • Debt collection firm boss jailed 30 weeks, fined $80000 for falsely ...
  • TuasOne to get $23m equity injection if Hyflux seals deal with ...
  • Singapore debt market deepens with Asian Bond Grant Scheme
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  • Chart of the Day: US dollar issuances lead Singapore's debt market
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-05-31SGBank Lending APR$661.6B$ 653.1B01
    2018-05-28SGExport Prices YoY APR-0.70%01
    2018-05-28SGImport Prices YoY APR1.40%01
    2018-05-28SGPPI YoY APR0.90%-0.50%01
    2018-05-25SGGDP Growth Rate QoQ Final Q12.10%2.20%01
    2018-05-25SGGDP Growth Rate YoY Final Q13.60%4.40%01
    2018-05-25SGCurrent Account Q1S$17.75BS$ 25.9B01
    2018-05-25SGIndustrial Production YoY APR5.90%01
    2018-05-25SGIndustrial Production MoM APR0.30%01
    2018-05-23SGInflation Rate YoY APR0.20%0.50%01