No consensus on MAS' next monetary policy move

Some economists expect no change in stance, while others expect move to boost Singdollar

The Monetary Authority of Singapore moved to the current path of a modest and gradual appreciation of the Singdollar in April.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore moved to the current path of a modest and gradual appreciation of the Singdollar in April.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Economists remain split on whether Singapore's central bank is likely to tighten its monetary policy further - allowing for a stronger Singapore dollar - in its biannual review on Friday.

Weighing on its decision is the fallout from global trade tensions, as it attempts to mitigate risks to growth while keeping an eye on prices.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2018, with the headline 'No consensus on MAS' next monetary policy move'. Subscribe