MAS expected to tighten monetary policy for first time in six years: Poll

Singapore's central bank is expected to tighten monetary policy this month for the first time in six years, with economic growth seen solid enough to shift away from a stance associated with periods of acute weakness.

Twelve of 19 analysts, or 63 per cent of respondents in a Reuters survey, predicted the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) would tighten its exchange-rate based policy at its review, due on Friday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2018, with the headline 'MAS expected to tighten monetary policy for first time in six years: Poll'. Print Edition | Subscribe