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In surprise move, Singapore tightens monetary policy on inflation risks

The city-state's trade-dependent economy is highly susceptible to swings in global inflation

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Singapore's central bank tightened its monetary policy settings on Tuesday in its first out-of-cycle move in seven years, as global supply constraints and brisk economic demand elevate inflation pressures across the region.
 
The city-state's trade-dependent economy is highly susceptible to swings in global inflation and the central bank's sudden move comes as price pressures ring alarm bells for policymakers elsewhere in Asia.
 
Selena Ling, head of treasury research and strategy at OCBC, said she expects the central bank to tighten again in April, describing Tuesday's move as only a "slight tightening." "If they had announced a more aggressive tightening today,

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First Published: Jan 25 2022 | 10:53 AM IST

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