interest rates

Prolonged ultra-low interest rate environment may hurt growth: Tharman

WHILE aggressive action by central banks is the right move in this economic crisis, a prolonged ultra-low interest rate environment might hurt growth, said Monetary Authority of Singapore chairman...

Preserving capabilities, global cooperation key in tackling pandemic crisis: Tharman

AS ECONOMIES move along the trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic, the objective shifts from preventing an absolute economic collapse to also preserving capabilities and allowing for growth, said...

Singapore rates unlikely to stay negative, but may remain low till 2021

SINGAPORE'S one-month Swap Offer Rate (SOR) fell briefly below zero last Wednesday for the first time since 2011, raising the spectre that the Republic could be following in the footsteps of other...

Rates softening, but firms not biting

THE widely-expected quarter-point cut in US Federal Reserve interest rates - which is likely to come at the Fed's end-July meeting - should filter into the Singapore capital market as well,...

Singdollar expected to fall further even as Fed signals rate cuts

The Singapore dollar is expected to fall further against the greenback, said most experts, even as the US Federal Reserve indicated yesterday that it could soon cut interest rates.

Faster US rate hikes to have mixed impact on Singapore

THE United States Federal Reserve's decision to step up the pace of interest rate increases signals its optimism about the economy but will likely have a mixed impact on Singapore and Asia.