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Singapore's January factory jump may prove short-lived

Analysts expect knock-on effects from Covid-19 epidemic on global supply chains and end-market demand

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Singapore's factory output turned in a surprise rise in January on a surge in biomedical manufacturing, even as electronics remained in contraction, according to preliminary figures from the Economic Development Board (EDB) released on Wednesday.

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SINGAPORE'S factory output turned in a surprise rise in January on a surge in biomedical manufacturing, even as electronics remained in contraction, according to preliminary figures from the Economic Development Board (EDB) released on Wednesday.

Snapping a two-month...