09 Jun '11, 2am

IM$avvy Headlines: #Inflation tipped to rise with strong growth #Singapore

INFLATION may push past official forecasts this year, as the economy grows more strongly than previously expected. Private sector economists surveyed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore are tipping a full-year economic expansion of 6.2 per cent after a healthy set of economic figures in the first quarter. This is up from their forecast of 5.7 per cent just three months ago and is at the midpoint of the Government's recently upgraded 5 per cent to 7 per cent projection. But as expectations for growth have climbed, so have worries over inflation, according to the same survey, which was released yesterday. The quarterly poll, involving 21 economists surveyed last month, found that their median inflation forecast has now inched up to 4.1 per cent - a notch higher than the 4 per cent they predicted back in March. More significantly, this forecast surpasses the official tip o...

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