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OCBC: 'Paradigm shift' for central banks; Singapore stocks a 'shelter'

Jovi Ho
Jovi Ho8/25/2022 11:21 AM GMT+08  • 6 min read
OCBC: 'Paradigm shift' for central banks; Singapore stocks a 'shelter'
OCBC’s big-cap picks include Ascendas REIT, CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust and DBS Group Holdings. Photo: Bloomberg
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Policymakers and central bankers are now compelled to deal with higher-than-expected inflationary pressures, which — if left uncurbed — risk destabilising financial and economic systems and not merely weakening the spending power of consumers.

While the fight to rein in inflation is not new, the rush to cool prices originates from a paradigm shift for central banks, says Selena Ling, chief economist at OCBC Bank.

The market has become so sensitive that hawkish sentiment alone could be more damaging than actual rate hikes.

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