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Firms optimistic in Q4; outlook for next 6 months also brighter

Q4 sales, new orders improved to near-expansion levels, while profits contracted the least since Q1 2015: survey

The Q4 improvements were due to both overseas and domestic activities. Firms saw better performance in both areas, but with overseas business outperforming domestic business across the board.


BUSINESS conditions improved and firms turned optimistic at the end of last year, according to The Business Times-Singapore University of Social Sciences (BT-SUSS) Business Climate Survey for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Sales and new orders improved to near-expansion...

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