Singapore exports likely grew 3.6% in October

Singapore exports are likely to have improved last month, partly due to a low base of comparison in the previous year and improving economic conditions in the US, a key export market. 

According to an economists' poll by Dow Jones Newswires, non-oil exports are likely to have grown 3.6 percent In October, from a year ago. 

On a month-on-month basis, they expect a decline of 0.9 percent. 

A pickup in exports in October would come after three straight months of on-year export declines, as weak demand from key trading partners and a strong Singapore dollar have weighed on the country's electronics export sector.