14 Apr '11, 4am

Singapore Tightens Monetary Policy To Fight Inflation As GDP Growth Surges: Singapore tightened its monetary policy…

Singapore tightened its monetary policy Thursday as it posted a sharp acceleration in economic growth for the first quarter, intensifying its fight against inflationary pressures that have continued to build on high global commodities prices. It marked the third meeting in a row that the Monetary Authority of Singapore has tightened its stance and the latest effort by an Asian central bank to curb buoyant consumer prices that have clouded the region’s economic outlook. The MAS raised its Singapore dollar trading band, but left the width and the slope of the band unchanged. It recentered the trading band below the level of the Singapore dollar’s nominal effective exchange rate that prevailed before the announcement, the central bank said. “This policy will ensure price stability in the medium term while keeping growth on a sustainable path,” the MAS said in a statement. The...

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