central bank

MAS among central banks turning to big data to help craft policy

(Dec 19) Central bankers around the world have set up or are creating departments to embrace big data in the quest for deeper insight into the economies they manage.


Singapore overtakes US, Russia as country to launch most cyber attacks globally: Data

SINGAPORE (Sept 22): Singapore has overtaken nations including the US, Russia and China as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally, according to Israeli data security firm Check Point

Global Economy

Fed starts to wonder if cornerstone inflation model still works

WASHINGTON (Aug 17): Federal Reserve officials are looking under the hood of their most basic inflation models and starting to ask if something is wrong.

Global Economy

Vietnam’s surprise rate cut may spur growth amid credit worries

HANOI (July 10): Vietnam’s surprise lowering of interest rates for the first time in three years may help to support economic growth, but raises credit risks in a nation still grappling with a hang

Global Economy

Fed raises rates, maintains forecast for one more hike

WASHINGTON (June 15): Federal Reserve officials forged ahead with an interest-rate increase and additional plans to tighten monetary policy despite growing concerns over weak inflation.


MAS seen holding fire as growth recovers

SINGAPORE (March 17): Singapore’s recovery from a contraction last year may give the central bank little incentive to adjust its policy stance next month as it monitors the impact of higher US inte

Next up: blockchain tech trials in income securities trading and cross-border payments

SINGAPORE (March 9): A proof-of-concept project on the use of distributed ledger technology  to conduct domestic interbank payments has come to a successful conclusion, announced the Monetary Autho


What’s the big deal about redenominating the rupiah?

SINGAPORE (Dec 21): Redenomination of the rupiah (IDR) is back on the cards for Indonesia, revealed the country’s central bank governor, Agus Martowardojo, on Monday.

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Global Economy

BOJ's Kuroda warns of risks to hitting inflation goal

NAGOYA (Nov 14): Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the economy is sustaining momentum towards hitting the central bank's 2 percent inflation target but risks are tilted to the d

China Focus

Why yuan devaluation was just what China needed

SINGAPORE (Aug 19): There have been more benefits than costs to China’s decision over a year ago to change its currency fixing levels, even if waves of volatility rocked financial markets after the

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