Singapore’s Headline Inflation Seen Slowing In May: Reuters Poll | 4/24/2017 | Staff
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s headline inflation likely eased in May for the first time in four months as economic growth slowed and amid a fall in oil prices, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

Singapore’s consumer price index in May probably rose 0.6% from a year earlier, a Reuters poll showed, slowing from 0.8% a month earlier.

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The poll of 10 economists also expected core inflation of 1.3 percent in May, unchanged from the April rate, which was a one-year low. Core inflation is the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) preferred price gauge in setting monetary policy.

The central bank’s core inflation measure excludes changes in...
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