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    Public Debt

  • Syndicated loans roar in Singapore
  • Chart of the Day: US dollar issuances lead Singapore's debt market
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  • Perennial Q3 profit soars to S$48.3m on net fair-value gain
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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