A WIDELY-EXPECTED increase in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not take effect this year, but Budget 2018 laid the foundations for a hike sometime between 2021 and 2025.

REVENUE & SPENDING

SINGAPORE is expected to rack up a hefty budget surplus of S$9.61 billion for FY17 - significantly higher than the S$1.91 billion estimated a year ago - which will be partly used to dish out a one-...

COMMUNITY BUILDING

THE government will integrate its health and social services for seniors, and spend S$550 million more to better serve the needs of ageing Singaporeans.

COMMUNITY BUILDING

SINGLES who buy a resale public housing flat to live near their parents will now receive S$10,000 under the enhanced Proximity Housing Grant (PHG) scheme.

COME April 1 next year, the monthly levy for foreign maids will rise from S$265 to S$300 for the first maid hired and to S$450 for the second.

THE government will allocate about S$190 million yearly to support boosters that will lift the spirit of giving.

BOOSTED by exceptional contributions from statutory boards as well as increased stamp duty collections, Singapore is expected to rack up an overall budget surplus of S$9.6 billion for FY2017,...

"I CAUTION all our economic agencies that it is not our job to run business. It is our job to be helpful," Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said...

AFTER the launch of sector-specific roadmaps, the next phase of Singapore's industry transformation efforts should look at possible overlaps between industries instead, said Finance Minister...

A CERTAIN vitality and energy are needed to lead a country, and the leadership of the country must not become aged, said Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean on Monday.