Singapore’s January exports fall
SINGAPORE: The decline in Singapore's exports deepened in the first month of the year, clouding the economic outlook before the next monetary policy decision due in April. Non-oil domestic exports fell 9.9 percent in January from a year earlier, worse than the median estimate of a 7.6 percent drop in a Bloomberg News survey and the 7.2 percent decline in December, a government report showed Wednesday. Electronics shipments slid 0.6 percent from a year earlier, and petrochemical exports plunged 18.3 percent. Pharmaceuticals rose 6.9 percent. Related story: Singapore's Exports to China Tumble Most in Seven Years Singapore's Exports to China Tumble Most in Seven Years.