ACHIEVING network effect for a common payment system to take off is more important than which payment system is better, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Secretary-General of National...

THE release of recommendations by the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) last month and the debate on Budget 2017 in Parliament provided much food for thought. With technology disruption and an...

BUDGET 2017

THAT relief on goods and services tax (GST) that online shoppers enjoy when buying lower-priced goods from overseas? It will likely be scrapped, said panellists at a discussion on Wednesday.

SOME 13,000 new jobs are expected to be created in Singapore's air and sea transport sectors by 2025, Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State at the Prime Minister's Office, said on...

BUDGET 2017

THE government continues to cut red tape, remove ad-hoc fees and simplify rules to make Singapore more business-friendly and to ensure it stays competitive, Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong...

BUDGET 2017

THE government will spend S$150 million a year - 50 per cent more than before - to enhance financial support for needy students in post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs).

BUDGET 2017

THE government is awarding more contracts to small and medium enterprises, and more is being done to help SMEs clinch public tenders, including breaking up large public projects.

BUDGET 2017

THE government remained coy on when the GST hike might be despite the best efforts of the opposition Workers' Party chief to pin it down in the Budget 2017 debate in Parliament on Tuesday...

THE government’s latest efforts to help SMEs use digital technology to grow should be a welcome initiative. Last year, almost half of the 1,100 businesses polled by the Singapore Business Federation...

BUDGET 2017

SINGAPORE is doubling down on efforts to tap into external markets and beefing up its domestic sectors to ensure that the economy can grow steadily.