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Whole-economy PMI edges up to 52.3 in August

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Singapore firms posted an improvement in operating conditions in August, with the headline Nikkei Singapore purchasing managers' index (PMI) rising to 52.3 from July's 50.7.

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SINGAPORE firms posted an improvement in operating conditions in August, with the headline Nikkei Singapore purchasing managers' index (PMI) rising to 52.3 from July's 50.7.

Although this represented only a modest strengthening, the latest reading signalled the fourth