WITH every Budget comes a stack of wish lists from all corners of the economy. Given that a government's fiscal plan surely is not built by wish alone, what purpose do these serve? Brunch in The...

[SINGAPORE] Singapore's move on Monday to raise stamp duty on expensive home purchases is likely to dampen the recent wave of redevelopment sales in the city-state's recovering property...

AUSTRALIAN Treasurer Scott Morrison has defended his plan to reduce company taxes after the central bank warned the proposed cuts could scuttle plans to get the national budget back into surplus by...

EDITORIAL

With the need to raise revenue having been signalled over the past months, a discussion of taxes is widely expected to dominate Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat's Budget speech come Monday. ...

THE Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget might never become law, but it's a declaration of intent, and it would reshuffle priorities at the Energy Department, boosting outlays on...

[SINGAPORE] Singapore may unveil an e-commerce tax in next week's budget, setting the tone for a region that's grappling with online retail's assault on brick-and-mortar vendors...

COMMENTARY

IN what is probably the last budget before general elections next year, India's finance minister Arun Jaitley made a bid to win the rural vote, as well as soften the tax burden for industry and...

EYEING an election next year, India's government announced massive spending for rural areas and projected economic growth above 8 per cent in its annual Budget on Thursday. ...

[MUMBAI] Gold prices in India, the world's second-biggest user of the precious metal, were at discounts as jewellers were postponing purchases on the expectation that the government will...

INDIA is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 per cent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister's demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease...