An overall net weighted balance of 13% of firms in the services sector expects business prospects to improve for the period of Jul - Dec 2014 compared with Jan - Jun 2014.
Business sentiments in the manufacturing sector are positive for 2H2014. Overall, a net weighted balance of 6% of manufacturers expects a favourable business situation for the period, compared to 2Q2014.
Employment is estimated to have grown by 22,000 in 2Q2014, lower than the gains of 28,300 in 1Q2014 and 33,700 in 2Q2013.
Import, Export and Domestic Supply Price Indices rose 0.1%, 0.1% and 0.2% respectively in Jun 2014 over May 2014. Singapore Manufactured Products Price Index fell 0.7%.
The number of marriages was 26,254 in 2013. The number of divorces and annulments was 7,525 in 2013.
Manufacturing output contracted 0.1% in Jun 2014 on a seasonally adjusted month-on-month basis.
Prices of private residential properties and retail space fell 1.0% and 0.3% respectively, while prices of office space remained unchanged in 2Q2014 compared with 1Q2014.
Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Households In Different Income Groups for 1st half of 2014 is released.
The CPI in Jun 2014 increased 1.8% compared to Jun 2013. It dropped 0.7% over May 2014.
Joint press release on "Consumer Price Developments in Jun 2014" by MAS and MTI.
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