31 Jan '11, 1pm

DTN Singapore: Services sector firms upbeat about business outlook: SINGAPORE : Firms in the services sector are...

SINGAPORE : Firms in the services sector are still upbeat about the business outlook for the next six months, though sentiment has moderated. Releasing its business expectations survey on Monday, the Department of Statistics (DOS) said a weighted 19 per cent of firms in that sector foresee a better business climate. But at the same time, DOS said this is smaller than the net weighted balance of 24 per cent registered in the same period a year ago. It is also smaller than the net weighted balance of 27 per cent in the previous quarter's survey. Firms in the Amusement & Recreation businesses are the most optimistic, with some 61 per cent of them recording positive sentiment for the next six months. This is followed by firms in the Financial Services, Hotels and Wholesale Trade, which recorded strong optimism. On the flip side, firms in Retail Trade are the most pessimistic, ...

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