monetary policy easing


Markets maintain confidence in Indonesia's unorthodox direct financing scheme for now

BNP Paribas warns however that a material increase in the use of such policies in EMs could see considerable currency weakness.

Global Economy

Tharman shares hard truths to keep the post-Covid economy going

The Senior Minister is worried about prolonged expansionary policy and threats to emerging markets.

Singapore economy

MAS eases monetary policy as Singapore heads into a recession

“GDP growth will eventually recover following the abrupt downshift in the level of activity, but there is significant uncertainty over the depth and duration of this recession,” says MAS.

Singapore economy

MAS likely to ease monetary policy as Singapore edges towards first full-year recession since 2001: Morgan Stanley

Analysts at Morgan Stanley have issued a dire warning for the small and open city-state: A full-year GDP contraction is in the pipeline for the first time since 2001.


Covid-19 outbreak: What now for regional economies?

The critical need when economies suffer a shock like this is to ensure that the initial shock is not amplified and that there are sufficient shock absorbers in the system to mute the initial impact.

Singapore economy

Singapore dollar could tumble to 2017 low as potential policy easing looms

The currency dropped to a four-month low earlier this month after the MAS said there was room within its exchange-rate band to accommodate currency weakness to counter the economic fallout of the disease.

Singapore economy

Government, economists slash growth forecasts as coronavirus outbreak threatens to send Singapore into recession

The way economists see it, the coronavirus outbreak is not unlike a kick in the knees for Singapore, which had been just about showing signs of regaining its footing.

Singapore economy

Singapore's central bankers may know something we don't: Daniel Moss

(Oct 15): Singapore offers a small ray of light in a faltering global economy.

Singapore economy

MAS eases monetary policy 'slightly' for first time in 3 years

SINGAPORE (Oct 14): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has eased the monetary policy “slightly” – the first easing in over three years – amid slowing economic growth.

Singapore economy

Singapore central bank is set to join global policy easing tide

(Oct 11): Singapore’s central bank will probably ease monetary policy for the first time in more than three years as a global slowdown continues to weigh on the export-reliant economy.