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...

BUDGET 2017

IN THE wake of the recent Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) report, the Budget had been highly anticipated.

HOCK LOCK SIEW

COMPOSITE insurer Great Eastern, a subsidiary of OCBC Bank, recently posted an 11 per cent fall in fourth-quarter net profit to S$195.2 million and a 25 per cent drop in full-year earnings to S$589.3...

STOCKS

WITH Wall Street closed on Monday for President's Day and with traders waiting to hear details of the Singapore government's Budget 2017, the fine-tuned machine that is the local stock...

LET'S start with what has become conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the presidential election victory of Donald Trump: American presidential election campaigns will never be the same...

A BIG reason why Wall Street has risen to all-time highs is the promise of a "phenomenal" tax plan by US President Donald Trump. However, other than that promise, which was made more than a...

THE BOTTOM LINE

BY ALL means, let's have a carbon tax. It's the best way to deal with global climate change. ...

WITH a phone call and a tweet in December, Donald Trump shook the bedrock of relations with China and Taiwan by questioning the long-standing "One China" policy. Three weeks into Mr Trump...