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China's economy a big pull, and also a risk to Singapore and region

Talk of a possible recession is back on the agenda.

Only days after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong used the word at a public event - saying he would not rule it out - the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) issued a downward revision of its economic growth forecast for this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 18, 2020, with the headline 'China's economy a big pull, and also a risk to S'pore and region'. Subscribe