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Expect drama-free week for Singapore market

URA private home sales data, September PMI and US labour market figures among things to look out for

Flooding caused by Hurricane Florence in Bucksport, South Carolina, last week. The United States' strong economic performance could be dented by extreme weather like Hurricane Florence, which could hobble job creation in the affected regions.
Flooding caused by Hurricane Florence in Bucksport, South Carolina, last week. The United States' strong economic performance could be dented by extreme weather like Hurricane Florence, which could hobble job creation in the affected regions.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

The start of October will bring relatively few surprises for the local equity market, with few major announcements expected in the first week of the month compared to the relative hubbub of the previous week over the US Federal Reserve's rate hike.

In a somewhat drama-free week for the Singapore market, first off the bat will be the release of third-quarter URA private home sales data today.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2018, with the headline 'Expect drama-free week for S'pore market'. Subscribe