Ansuya Harjani joined CNBC's web and digital team in 2010, where she writes investment and feature articles with a focus on Asian economies. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a producer for the BBC's "Asia Business Report." Harjani holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
The Singapore dollar slumped 5 percent against the U.S. dollar in 2014, and strategist expect more pain ahead, forecasting a decline of up to 5 percent by year-end.
Hong Kong tumbled down a ranking of the world's most livability cities, widening the gap with regional rival Singapore, which claimed the top spot.