MAS carries out the full range of central banking functions related to formulating and implementing monetary policy. Monetary policy in Singapore is centred on managing the trade-weighted exchange rate with the objective to ensure price stability over the medium term as a basis for sustainable economic growth.
Central Bank Operations
MAS implements monetary policy by undertaking foreign exchange operations to keep the Singapore dollar nominal effective exchange rate within a policy band consistent with ensuring price stability.
MAS also conducts money market operations to provide sufficient liquidity for a well-functioning banking system and to meet banks' demand for reserve and settlement balances. Details of MAS’ liquidity management framework are set out in this monograph.
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