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COTD: SGD 2nd strongest recovering currency in the world

The strength of the SGD can be attributed to its sound economic health and prudent monetary policies.

Singapore's remarkable economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, positioned itself as a standout performer among major economies, making the dollar (SGD) experience a significant surge in strength, according to analysts from City Index.

The dollar, a nearly 5% increase following the pandemic, made it the second fastest-recovering currency among major economies. Singapore has witnessed a remarkable 48% increase in GDP since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020, indicating robust economic growth and resilience.

The strength of the SGD can be attributed to several factors, including Singapore's sound economic health and prudent monetary policies. Low inflation and high-interest rates have enhanced the attractiveness of the SGD to investors, leading to increased demand and strengthening of its value against the US dollar.

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The research also compares Singapore's economic performance with that of the United Kingdom (UK). Whilst the UK has experienced a 17% increase in GDP since 2020, it faces challenges such as government spending and high energy prices, resulting in a stronger cost-of-living crisis compared to other countries. However, the UK economy is showing signs of upward momentum, with potential for improvement in currency strength in the coming years.

The data highlights variations in currency strength against the US dollar across different countries. 

Whilst countries like Mexico, Singapore, and Brazil have seen growth in currency strength, others like Japan have experienced decreases. However, the research suggests that the UK's decrease in currency strength can be potentially improved in the near future.

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