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Singapore core inflation hits 3.3% in April

SINGAPORE’S core consumer prices have continued to climb on increases in the cost of food and other goods, as well as electricity and gas, according to figures out on Monday (May 23). Core inflation – which excludes accommodation and private transport costs – jumped to 3.3 per cent in April, up from 2.9 per cent […]

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Singapore non-oil exports growth eases to 6.4% in April

Singapore’s key exports in April eased slightly from the previous month, although shipments to the Republic’s top 10 markets rose as a whole, according to data from Enterprise Singapore (Enterprise SG) on Tuesday (May 17). Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) rose 6.4 per cent year on year in April, close to private-sector economists’ expectations of a 6.5 […]

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Singapore life insurance sales slide 2% to S$1.21b in Q1

SINGAPORE’s life insurance industry saw a 2 per cent dip in weighted new business premiums to S$1.21 billion in the first quarter of 2022, from S$1.23 billion in the year-ago period. This came as sales of annual-premium products dropped 20 per cent to S$555.1 million, from S$692.8 million in the year-ago period, according to data […]

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