Singapore’s Jan exports rise

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    SINGAPORE- Singapore’s January non-oil domestic exports (NODX) increased 12.8 percent from a low base last year, official data showed on Wednesday, driven by shipments of specialized machinery, non-monetary gold, petrochemicals and electronics.

    It marked the quickest pace of growth since June, and compared with economists’ expectations for a 5.4 percent rise, according to a Reuters poll. Exports climbed 6.8 percent in December, Enterprise Singapore said in a statement.

    On a seasonally adjusted month-on-month basis, exports rose 7 percent in January, following the prior month’s downwardly revised 4.8 percent expansion. Economists had forecast a 2 percent rise. – Reuters