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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

COMPANIES grappling with the tech talent shortage were disappointed that Budget 2018 did not contain measures to ease Singapore's tight foreign manpower rules. ...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

THE just-announced policy for statutory boards and government companies to issue bonds to fund infrastructure projects is likely to turbo-charge the Singapore debt market.

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

WHILE some sort of tax on the wealthy had been expected in Monday's Budget, few thought it would take the form of a hike in buyer's stamp duty (BSD)...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) remains likely to tighten monetary policy despite the government's decision to hold off on the highly-anticipated hike in the Goods and Services Tax (...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

THE Inland Revenue Authority Of Singapore (Iras) published two consultation papers on Feb 20 regarding taxing e-commerce transactions for businesses and individuals buying digital services from...