Tag Archive: MONETARY POLICY STATEMENT

The Singapore Monetary Policy Statement and the Thankless Job of Central Banking – Thank You, MAS !

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photo courtesy of Ms Su Tan of HK, taken on a wine tour of Sicily.   October is looking to be a painful month with an estimated US$ 876 billion wiped off bond… Continue reading

SGD Rates Weekly : A Sibor For Your Thoughts

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1M LIBOR   0.17975% 3M LIBOR   0.27375% 6M LIBOR   0.40115% 2/4/15 Mar Purchasing Managers Index 49.6 vs expected 49.6 Mar Electronics Sector Index 50.1 vs previous 49.8 The SGD continued to strengthen… Continue reading

SGD RATES WEEKLY : SOR WHAT ABOUT THE MINI BOND AUCTION ?

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LIBOR RATES 1M 0.178 3M 0.2754 6M 0.4049 SIBOR has been breaking their 6 year highs daily as SOR eased off on the week as the SGD dollar stabilised in the NEER basket.… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Oily Deflation Means The Best Assets In Life Aren’t Free

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Markets are reeling from the OPEC decision which was already known a week ago but nonetheless still a confrontation of OPEC versus BoJ and the ECB. DEFLATION vs INFLATION And a wonderful solution… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Change of Month, Change of Heart

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We had a change of month and a change of heart, it seems, in the markets. Alibaba timed the market high this round and we are down over 3% from that fateful 18th… Continue reading

To Singapore, With What ? Time To Look At USDSGD

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I have been in a state of nerves for the entire day, all thanks to a phone call from the Ministry of Communications last night. It was all my son’s fault because the… Continue reading

Post MPS – The Silent SGD On A Full Moon Eclipse Night

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Seems nobody is really interested in what happened in Singapore yesterday, just like nobody is really interested in the RBA minutes today because only America matters and we all know where we stand.… Continue reading

My USDSGD Monetary Policy Statement Piece – Forward Guidance Please

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CONTINUED FROM Random Thoughts : Temasek, Olam and Watsons – When It is So Dumb, It Must Be Smart Recap.. My initial thought was that Temasek is getting out of SGD because Olam… Continue reading

SGD Rates and Bonds Weekly

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Economic News 3Q13 GDP -1% QoQ vs expected -4% 3Q13 GDP +5.1% YoY vs expected +3.8% Aug Retail Sales Ex Auto +1.4% YoY vs expectec +2% Aug Retail Sales -7.8% YoY vs expected… Continue reading

Monetary Policy Necessity Is So Blase

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Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) — Singapore’s central bank maintained its commitment to currency appreciation after the economy shrank less than estimated last quarter, forgoing stimulus as labor shortages and record home prices fuel inflation.… Continue reading