14 Dec '11, 5am

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Private sector economists predict the economy will expand 5.2 per cent this year, a notch above the Government's estimate of 5 per cent, while slightly down from their median forecast of 5.3 per cent three months ago, according to a Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) poll released on Wednesday. -- THE BUSINESS TIMES PHOTO: RICHARD CHNG By Magdalen Ng Europe's debt crisis may be roiling global markets, but private sector economists are still expecting Singapore's growth this year to come in higher than the Government's forecast. They predict the economy will expand 5.2 per cent this year, a notch above the Government's estimate of 5 per cent, while slightly down from their median forecast of 5.3 per cent three months ago, according to a Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) poll released on Wednesday. The slightly more favourable figures is due to the stronger-than-expec...

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