When you are thinking about sending money abroad, an international money transfer provider is a great option. They can help you with the whole process, provide useful online tools and most importantly bank-beating exchange rates and low or zero fees.
This is the current SGD-TWD mid-market exchange rate. The Total Cost of each foreign transfer in the above table is calculated as the sum of all fees and the exchange rate margin, which is the difference between the provider's exchange rate and the mid-market SGD-TWD exchange rate.
Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency must always be quoted in comparison to a second currency.
So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the SGD vs TWD, you should pay attention to both Singapore Dollar and New Taiwan Dollar news and forecasts.
22-February-2019: 2018 was a steady year for the Singapore dollar: on balance it gained value, but it did lose out slightly against the world’s reserve currency, the US dollar.
2019 has begun reasonably well. Entering the final week of February, SGD was a percent higher year-to-date versus USD, but at US$0.74 was in line with its 2018 average rate. SGD was 2 percent higher year-to-date against EUR at a 9-month closing high of €0.653 — 4 percent higher than 2018’s average.
Against AUD, in February, SGD was unchanged year-to-date but was 4.5 percent higher than last year's average, at A$1.038. During a flash crash on January 3rd, SGD/AUD briefly traded at a 10-year high of A$1.088.
With Singapore being a small, trade-dependent country, prime risks to SGD for 2019 include the re-emergence of trade tensions between China and the US, and/or a serious global economic slowdown.
Traders, though, were happy to bet against the above risks and on SGD appreciation at the time of this report: a Reuters survey in February showed “long” SGD positions among bank traders rising to the highest level in 10 months.
28-December-18: Global trade tensions placed a cap on Taiwan dollar appreciation in 2018. With tensions in play, Taiwan’s central bank had little choice but to leave interest rates unchanged at extremely low levels (1.375 percent) at its December meeting; it feared a reduction in global trade would hurt Taiwan’s export-dependent economy.
Against the US dollar, the Taiwan dollar lost 3.5 percent of its value in 2018, to NT$30.78, but lost only 1 percent in the second half of the year.
Against the euro, it gained 1.6 percent, to NT$35.11, and against the Australian dollar, gained a handsome 7 percent, to NT$21.63.
In December, TradingEconomics.com forecast USD/TWD at 31.06 at 2019 year-end, indicating little change from current levels.