inflation

Singapore's February headline inflation meets expectations at 0.5%

THERE were no surprises from Singapore’s headline inflation in February, with consumer prices up by 0.5 per cent year on year - a tick above the 0.4 per cent growth notched the month before.

Forecast for 2019 headline inflation trimmed as Jan reading eases to 0.4%

THE oil price slump has led the Singapore authorities to trim their forecast for headline inflation, after January all-items prices rose by a slower-than-expected 0.4 per cent on the year before -...

Singapore cuts 2019 headline inflation forecast as January reading eases to 0.4%

SINGAPORE consumer price growth cooled in the first month of 2019, as a slower increase in electricity and gas costs outweighed the price hike in services, according to official data out on Monday...

Singaporeans' inflation expectations stand pat at end-2018: poll

SINGAPOREANS don't expect overall consumer costs to budge much in the next 12 months, but think that core inflation - that is, price hikes outside of housing and private transport - could still inch...

Singapore core inflation slips to 1.7% in November, below economists' estimates

SINGAPORE saw both core and headline inflation easing year-on-year in November, according to the Department of Statistics consumer price index (CPI) release on Monday. Core inflation, which strips...

Singapore headline inflation flat at 0.7% in October, but core inflation inches higher

SINGAPORE'S headline inflation was unchanged in October from September, as private road transport costs again shrank year on year, but climbing electricity and gas prices are still putting the...

Economists stick to forecast of 3.2% GDP growth for 2018, but more are wary of external risk factors

CONFIDENCE in the manufacturing sector as a growth driver has risen, with Singapore's overall economic prospects on track for previous forecasts, according to the latest survey of private-sector...

Singapore's inflation up in May, in line with economists' expectations

SINGAPORE'S headline inflation rose in May with further increases expected over the course of the year. The consumer price index (CPI) was up 0.4 per cent year-on-year, in line with economists'...

Singapore inflation has troughed, projected to pick up to 0.5-1.5% in 2017: MTI/MAS

INFLATION has troughed in Singapore and is projected to pick up to 0.5-1.5 per cent in 2017, from around -0.5 per cent this year reflecting the rise in private road transport cost.