17 Apr 2010

Singapore exports jump

4:42 pm on 17 April 2010

Singapore has reported a rise in exports of more than a quarter as shipments of electronic goods to the rest of Asia jumped sharply.

Non-oil exports in March rose by 26.6% compared with a year earlier, faster than analysts had expected. Exports of electronics goods rose by 39.4%.

Analysts say the figures bode well for Singapore's economic growth prospects this year.