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The outlook for the Singapore economy will be determined by developments in the US-China trade conflict, as well as how the city-state’s major export markets perform, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Monday.

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Singapore shares drop 1% on Monday as strong US jobs data dims hopes for big Fed rate cut

THE Straits Times Index (STI) finish 32.58 points or one per cent down at 3,334.23.