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Singapore's ruling party faces a different electorate, with citizens born after independence likely making up the voting majority in upcoming elections.
The U.S. dollar hovered around a nearly two-week low against a basket of major currencies on Monday.
The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday in choppy trade.
The euro strengthened on Thursday, briefly rising above $1.10 for the first time in a week.
The dollar rose after its biggest fall in a month the previous session, while sterling gained in response to minutes from the Bank of England's last meeting.
The dollar retreated from a three-month high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday on profit-taking.
Japan's benchmark stock index is in touching distance of an 18-year high, thanks to a weakened yen which has come back into focus as events in China and Greece die down.
Singapore's central bank said inflation is likely to be at the lower end of its forecasts, but it expects prices to pick up in 2016.
The dollar reached its highest in three months against a basket of currencies on Monday.
The dollar was on track for its biggest weekly gain in two months on Friday as investors bet on the chances of a U.S. interest rate hike.
The dollar index rallied to a seven-week peak, with an easing in jobless claims reinforcing market expectations of a US interest rate hike.
The dollar rose on Wednesday after Federal Chair Yellen reinforced market expectations for a U.S. interest rate hike, possibly as soon as September.
The dollar posted moderate losses against the euro and yen on Tuesday.
Jalil Rasheed, Investment Director, Head Of Singapore Office, Invesco, says he's not too concerned about the quarterly data prints given Singapore's transition to knowledge from manufacturing.
Singapore's economy sharply missed expectations in the second quarter, even as analysts have been cutting their forecasts for growth in the city-state.
Toby Lawson, Managing Director of Societe Generale Newedge, says foreign investors still feel spooked from Beijing's recent intervention, but he doesn't expect that to last for too long.
The dollar strengthened across the board on Monday after euro zone leaders clinched a deal with Greece in an all-night summit.
The euro advanced across the board on optimism Greece was making progress in efforts to secure funding and stay in the euro zone.
Singapore's economic miracle has taken it from fishing village to regional financial power center.
The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc fell on Thursday after Chinese stocks rebounded.