Singapore GDP shrinks unexpectedly in third quarter
The city state's gross domestic product fell at a quarterly annualised pace of 4.1%, a far worse outcome than the flat reading which economists had penclined in.
That brought the year-on-year rate of growth to just 0.6% (consensus: 1.7%) after an expansion of 2.0% in the second quarter.
Factory production in Singapore plummeted at a quarterly annualised pace of 17.4% in the third quarter, while services output dropped 1.9%. ■