Daily Archives: December 13, 2018

13Dec

Singapore’s 2018 economic development estimate raised by 1 ppt to 3.3%: MAS study

Market analysts imagine that assembling development in 2018 will back off to 7.4% from a prior forecast of 7.6%.

Singapore’s total national output could hit 3.3%, up 1 ppt from the anticipated 3.2% development in September, as indicated by a study by the Monetary Authority Singapore (MAS).

As indicated by the study, Q3 GDP was recorded at 2.2%, 0.1 ppt higher than the September study expectation of 2.1%.

For Q3, the recently discharged study predicts that the development of the assembling area could back off from the anticipated 7.6% to 7.4% for 2018.

Respondents containing financial specialists from the private division imagine that the assembling development will back off to 7.4% in 2018, which is down from their 7.6% development forecast in the September study. In the interim, business analysts are increasingly positive with the monetary and protection industry as they foresee that the division’s development will hit 6.9% in 2018 from their past development expectation of 6.7%.

The development part is relied upon to see a lesser compression of – 3.5% from the past conjecture of – 4.2% in the September review. In the interim, development in the discount and retail exchange is anticipated to hit 1.3% (versus 1.5% in the September overview) while the accomodation and sustenance administrations area is relied upon to develop by 3.4% (versus 2.9% in the September overview.

As indicated by the December overview by MAS, business analysts are increasingly positive on the private utilization as they figure development will achieve 3.4%, up from their 2.8% forecast in September. They are additionally positive on the non-oil household sends out (NODX) as they anticipate that development will achieve 6.2% contrasted with their 5% forecast in the September study.

Respondents of the study believe that the facilitating of the exchange strains (47%) is the best upside chance for Singapore’s economy. They additionally think other upside dangers which may float the economy incorporate the US financial arrangement (29%) and local exchange and venture (29%).

In the mean time, all respondents believe that the real drawback hazard to the economy is exchange protectionism. They likewise trust that the higher loan costs (41%) and in addition China’s lull (41%) could scratch Singapore’s economy.

13Dec

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INTERNATIONAL COMEX NEWS

  • Gold prices ticked higher on Wednesday, hitting the best levels of the session after data showed that U.S. consumer price growth slowed in November. Comex gold futures were up $4, or about 0.3%, at $1,251.20 a troy ounce by 8:45 AM ET (13:45 GMT), not far from a five-month peak of $1,256.60 touched at the start of the week. Meanwhile, spot gold was trading at $1,246.28 per ounce, up $3.30, or 0.25%.
  • OPEC said on Wednesday it had offset a drop in sanctions-hit Iranian oil exports and lowered the 2019 forecast of demand for its crude, underlining the challenge the producer group faces to prevent a glut even after last week’s decision to trim output. In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said 2019 demand for its crude would fall to 31.44 million barrels per day, 100,000 bpd less than predicted last month and 1.53 million less than it currently produces.
  • Oil rose to about $61 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by an industry report showing a drop in U.S. crude inventories, a cut in Libyan exports and an OPEC-led deal to trim output. The American Petroleum Institute (API) said on Tuesday that U.S. crude inventories dropped by 10.2 million barrels last week, more than analysts had forecast. Official inventory figures are due later on Wednesday. Brent crude (LCOc1), the global benchmark, rose $1.07 to $61.27 by 0947 GMT.

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ECONOMY NEWS

  • Proposals for reforming the World Trade Organization fail to deal with problems raised by the United States, U.S. Ambassador Dennis Shea told the WTO’s General Council on Wednesday. “With respect to the proposal advanced by the European Union, China, and India, it is hard to see how it in any way responds to the concerns raised by the United States,” he said, according to a transcript provided to Reuters.
  • China plans to give foreign companies greater access to its economy and is drafting a replacement of its plan to dominate advanced technologies by 2025, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing sources briefed on the strategy. Beijing’s changes would come in response to pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, who launched a tit-fortat tariff dispute with China this year aimed at balancing trade and giving American firms increased access to the world’s second-largest economy.
  • European Union leaders will ditch proposals to use a euro zone budget for economic stabilization and restrict any funds to long-standing EU goals of convergence among their economies and increasing competitiveness, draft summit conclusions showed on Wednesday. The likely outcome of Friday’s summit are a blow to German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, a Social Democrat who wanted any euro zone budget to play a stabilization role via a shared unemployment insurance scheme for the zone’s 19 member states.

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