03 Jan '12, 5am

S'pore could see 2 years of sub-par growth: DPM Tharman

S'pore could see 2 years of sub-par growth: DPM Tharman

SINGAPORE: Singapore's economy is expected to enter a phase of slower growth. Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said this is due to the recession in Europe and economic weakness in the US. He added that the expected slowdown may last for at least two years. Mr Tharman was speaking at the sidelines of a national productivity event on Tuesday after advance estimates released earlier showed that the Singapore economy grew by 3.6 per cent on-year in the fourth quarter of 2011. Rather than introducing short-term fiscal measures, Mr Tharman said the government will help companies and workers to upgrade for the long-term with more intensive schemes. And this will be a key topic that will be addressed in the upcoming Budget. "It may not be a slowdown for just one year. My sense is that this is going to be an environment of slow growth for some time, for at least two yea...

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