Singapore economy beats expectations with 5.2% growth in Q3, 2017 forecast raised to 3-3.5%

SINGAPORE'S economy performed much better than expected this year due mostly to a strong showing in electronics, prompting the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) to upgrade its 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) forecast on Thursday morning.


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