Fresh curbs dampen hopes of GDP growth spurt in Q2

But decent growth possible if virus situation improves soon and restrictions are eased

Singapore's economic growth may decline in the April to June period compared with the previous quarter because of the recently reimposed coronavirus curbs, putting at risk the full-year target of more than 6 per cent.

However, if the surge in community cases is contained by the middle of next month and relaxation of the curbs follows, the economy may still achieve a decent gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2021, with the headline 'Fresh curbs dampen hopes of GDP growth spurt in Q2'. Subscribe