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Say goodbye to the record-strong Singapore dollar

M1's net profit may have slipped 13% to $36m in 3Q12: CIMB

Central bank expected to curtail the currency's appreciation to boost flagging exports.

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On the local front, non-oil exports crashed 10.4% last month on a year-on-year basis raising fears Singapore was sliding towards a brief recession. The eurozone crisis is taking its toll on exporters, which is the city-state’s largest market.

GDP forecasts have come down from 3% month by month, and the consensus is now pointing towards growth of 2.4% this year. This could cause MAS to slow down the appreciation of the Singapore dollar, which last week hit a one-year high against the greenback.

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