Singapore: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Publication Date: November 14, 2013
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Summary: This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights that since the robust recovery from the global financial crisis, Singapore’s growth momentum has eased and become more erratic. Growth decelerated to 1¼ percent in 2012 before picking up sharply in the first half of 2013. This reflects shifts in G3 (U.S., Europe, and Japan) demand and global risk appetite. At the same time, the current account surplus narrowed sharply to a still-high 18½ percent of GDP in 2012. The near-term outlook is for GDP to grow by 3½ percent in 2013-2014, supported by stronger demand from major advanced economies, despite some softening in regional economies.
Series: Country Report No. 13/328
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Monetary policy | Financial sector | Fiscal policy | Labor markets | Aging | Housing prices | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Singapore

Publication Date: November 14, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475521054/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1SGPEA2013004 Pages: 68
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