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Emerging Asia’s US$5 trillion reserves put to test in currency war

(Aug 7): It used to be that a buildup in foreign reserves was seen as a bulwark against currency shocks and swift turns in investor sentiment.

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3 things you need to know about the rise of China's renminbi as the world's reserve currency

SINGAPORE (July 12): Some 75 years ago, the Bretton Woods agreement was signed, making the US dollar the world’s reserve currency. But now, there is talk of an alternative: China’s renminbi.

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The US is driving demand for alternatives to its dollar hegemony

SINGAPORE (July 15): The ongoing diplomatic crisis between the US and its longstanding “special” ally, the UK, is not doing the former’s global reputation any favours, especially with its commander

Currencies

The US is driving demand for alternatives to its dollar hegemony

SINGAPORE (July 15): The ongoing diplomatic crisis between the US and its longstanding “special” ally, the UK, is not doing the former’s global reputation any favours, especially with its commander

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Currency swap

Seventy-five years after the Bretton Woods agreement was signed, making the US dollar the world’s reserve currency, there is talk of an alternative.

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Why Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam were added to US currency watchlist

SINGAPORE (May 29): The US Treasury added Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam to a watchlist for currency manipulation, putting their foreign-exchange policies under scrutiny.

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Singapore dollar is slipping as trade war chips at monetary band

(May 21): The Singapore dollar is poised to weaken further as the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies weighs down growth in the export-dependent city-state.

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Trade truce may throw up a surprise winner: the Singapore dollar

(Mar 4): The end of the US-China trade war may throw up a surprise winner among Asia-Pacific currencies other than yuan: the Singapore dollar.

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Wall Street faces tumult if China labelled an FX manipulator

(Oct 11): Wall Street is bracing for the prospect that the US uses this month’s semiannual foreign-exchange report to label China a currency manipulator, escalating the trade standoff between the t

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