monetary policy

Singapore slowdown may be nearing end, says MAS chief

[SINGAPORE] Singapore's economy may be a few quarters away from a recovery as the decline in trade and manufacturing this year has not really spread to other sectors, said the head of the Monetary...

MAS eases monetary policy 'slightly' in October

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has eased monetary policy "slightly" in its latest half-yearly monetary policy review on Monday, making the slope of the Singapore dollar nominal...

Singapore seen narrowly dodging recession in Q3, MAS to ease: poll

[SINGAPORE] Singapore's economy likely escaped a technical recession in the third quarter even as growth stayed subdued, weighed down by the prolonged trade dispute between the United States and...

MAS rules out off-cycle policy meeting despite GDP outlook downgrade

SINGAPORE’S central bank will not move outside its usual schedule to change its monetary policy, chief economist Edward Robinson confirmed in a briefing early on Tuesday.

No consensus on whether immediate pain relief is needed

AS Singapore's economy ground to a halt in the second quarter, a recession - technical or otherwise - looks likelier than before, analysts say, while adding that the chance remains low.

Leaders whose actions shock markets risk eroding public trust in policy makers

POLITICAL announcements, such as Donald Trump's shock move to slap tariffs on Mexico, have an impact on monetary policy decisions and could undermine trust in policy makers, said economists and...