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Singapore growth broadening out

Singapore's economy started the year on a good footing, but downside risks such as trade tensions and emerging market vulnerabilities could throw a spanner in the works for the rest of this year.

The economy expanded 4.4 per cent in the first quarter of this year, in line with the expectations of economists and faster than the 3.6 per cent growth in the preceding quarter.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore growth broadening out'. Print Edition | Subscribe