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Singapore's disappointing export data may temper bullish GDP forecasts

Exports power Singapore's manufacturing sector, which in turn accounts for the bulk of gross domestic product expansion.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore's economy is set to grow at its fastest pace in a decade, but may still fall shy of the bullish forecasts by some analysts.

The latest export data is a good example of how much off the mark consensus estimates can be.

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