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Singapore non-oil exports fall 1.1% after 4 months of growth

Shipments of locally produced goods declined in September after four months of expansion, as exports of electronic products came in short.

On a year-on-year basis, non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell by 1.1 per cent last month, trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore said on Tuesday (Oct 17).

The decline comes after a 16.7 per cent growth in August marked four months of expansion.

On a month-on month seasonally adjusted basis, NODX plunged 11 per cent last month, reversing a 4.2 per cent expansion in August.

After 10 consecutive months of growth, shipments of electronics declined due to a high base last year, falling 7.9 per cent from the same period a year ago. It had increased 20.8 per cent expansion in August.

Exports of non-electronics expanded by 1.9 per cent year-on-year, slowing from the 15 per cent rise in the previous month.

Shipments to the majority of Singapore’s top markets rose in September, except for Hong Kong, the EU 28 and Thailand. Growth was led by Malaysia, China and Japan.--Channel News Asia

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By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






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