You are here

VIRUS OUTBREAK

MAS expected to step in early as risk of slump rises with Malaysia's lockdown

But some observers say MAS can wait till its April meeting to act, and that Singapore is more likely to lean on fiscal rather than monetary policy

rk_MAS_180320.jpg
An off-cycle easing by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) now looms closer, analysts said on Tuesday, as recession risks rose on the sudden unilateral closure of Malaysia's border with Singapore.

Singapore

AN off-cycle easing by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) now looms closer, analysts said on Tuesday, as recession risks rose on the sudden unilateral closure of Malaysia's border with Singapore.

The two-week shutdown, which has been adopted to curb the spread of...

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to t.me/BizTimes