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An economy of words

Budget statements of yesteryear offer clues to today's dominant issues

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Beginning in 2010, a $2 billion National Productivity Fund was created as the country emerged from recession and turned towards the future - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[SINGAPORE] The singer Bob Marley once crooned, "In this bright future, you can't forget your past".

As Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam prepares to deliver Singapore's next Budget on Feb 21, a look back at the most frequently used words in the last 10 Budget statements shows how