21 Jul '11, 9am

Strong currency puts Singapore central bank in red - Yahoo! Singapore Finance via @YahooFinance

Guys who complain why Singapore dollar "strong" but cost still so high pls take note. The strength of currencies is a relative thing. SGD is strong against USD not because our economy is great or wadsoever. It only means that due to the quantitative easing policies of US, the USD is extremely weak right now. The EU crisis has also affected the strength of the Euro. Singapore depends on imports. Our largest importers of basic necessities are not the US or European countries but neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia etc. and oil/natural gas from Indonesia, Middle East or South America Our currency relative to these countries are remaining pretty much the same. Their currencies are gaining strength relative to USD TOO because it is the USD that is WEAK. So the only thing that our "strong" SGD can benefit you is that your holidays to US or Europe will b...

Full article: http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/Strong-currency-puts-afp...

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