SE Asia Stocks-Singapore hits nearly 2-wk low on fears of weak growth



By Susan Mathew Oct 11 Singapore shares fell to their lowest in nearly two weeks on Tuesday after local media reported the economy might see some quarters of contraction, quoting a government minister. Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang was quoted by a local broadcaster saying in Parliament that the economy faces the possibility of experiencing "some quarters of negative growth", although the government does not expect an outright recession. The government still expects the economy to grow 1 to 2 percent for the full year, albeit on the lower end of the projection curve,... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 26
Source: Reuters
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