THE world map for process manufacturing is changing, as industry realigns and impacts the global economy. As a result, globalisation has accelerated. The recent crude oil price volatility has...

EDITORIAL

NORTH Korea has exceeded even its own bizarre standards of statecraft if reports are true that it ordered the murder of supremo Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother last week. ...

THE BOTTOM LINE

THE telephone conversation between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Feb 9 moved the two countries back from the edge of a precipice.

IF THERE is a single number that US President Donald Trump is obsessed with (besides the number of people who attended his inauguration), it is the US trade deficit, which he sees as indicative of US...

THERE are very few tax changes in Budget 2017. While there are opportunities to simplify the tax regime and make it more competitive, these were not taken. Perhaps it is wise to exercise caution in...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

WE refer to the article "Govt reviewing land-use policies and planning guidelines" and the commentary "Singapore land-use policies should be more responsive to market changes" (BT...

BUDGET 2017: EDITORIAL

THE 2017 budget presented in parliament yesterday by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was widely expected to be a follow-up to the recent report of the Committee of the Future Economy (CFE), of which...

BUDGET 2017: COMMENTARY

THOSE expecting "big-bang" tax policies in Budget 2017, on the back of a report issued by the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) may have been disappointed. From a tax perspective, the...

BUDGET 2017: COMMENTARIES

PRIOR to Budget Day, my team and I hypothesised that going by recent announcements, such as that of the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE), Budget 2017 would comprise five "I"s. ...

BUDGET 2017

IN 2016, Singapore had its largest calendar-year fiscal deficit since 2003, although this was very modest by global standards at 1.2 per cent of GDP - and before taking account of the net investment...