Singapore's private sector returned to growth in October, the latest survey from Nikkei showed on Monday with a PMI score of 52.6.
That's up from 49.6 in September, and it moves back above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. It also marked the strong reading for the index since July.
Individually, stronger improvement in sales supported higher output volumes, while input buying and stockpiling both fell at softer rates.
In addition, business confidence remained resilient, the survey said.