(Mar 13): The Monetary Authority of Singapore sought to reassure the public Friday that markets are “functioning normally” as the coronavirus crisis sparks huge sell-offs around the globe.

“The Singapore Dollar money market and foreign exchange market are functioning normally in the face of heightened volatility in global and domestic financial markets,” the central bank said in a statement Friday. The MAS “stands ready to ensure the orderly functioning of financial markets and the stability of the financial system in Singapore.”

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