Central banks in the Lion City and Kuala Lumpur have pushed back against the list, which refrains from labelling any country as a currency manipulator. Photo: AFP

US addition of Malaysia, Singapore to ‘monitoring list’ over currency practices met with ridicule

  • Analysts say Washington’s inclusion of Southeast Asian economic powerhouses, including Vietnam, ‘defies logic’
  • Questions have also arisen as to whether the updated US list includes countries with a close economic relationship to China
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Central banks in the Lion City and Kuala Lumpur have pushed back against the list, which refrains from labelling any country as a currency manipulator. Photo: AFP
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