ECONOMY | Tim Charlton, Singapore

Q1 GDP likely to be revised higher due to manufacturing boost

Estimate by economists put growth at 2.7%.

A report from Reuters noted that Singapore's economy likely performed better than initially expected in the first quarter thanks to a surge in factory output, although the outlook is clouded by slowing exports to China.

According to analysts surveyed by Reuters, the median estimate by the 11 economists polled put gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 2.7 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier.

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