Even the Singapore dollar, underpinned by a robust economy, has failed to escape the pressure facing its regional peers.
The currency has fallen more than 2 percent against the U.S. dollar from a two-month high hit just over two weeks ago, raising the question of whether it may play catch up with neighboring emerging-market currencies that have been caught in a brutal sell-off.
According to foreign exchange strategists, the Singapore dollar should remain “well isolated” from the heavy selling plaguing countries with external deficits such as Indonesia and India. The Indonesian rupiah and Indian rupee have depreciated 6.5 and 16.3 percent, respectively, over the past month.
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