SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

WHILE some sort of tax on the wealthy had been expected in Monday's Budget, few thought it would take the form of a hike in buyer's stamp duty (BSD)...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) remains likely to tighten monetary policy despite the government's decision to hold off on the highly-anticipated hike in the Goods and Services Tax (...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

THE Inland Revenue Authority Of Singapore (Iras) published two consultation papers on Feb 20 regarding taxing e-commerce transactions for businesses and individuals buying digital services from...

JAPAN said that it welcomes a positive stance by the US towards an Asia-Pacific trade pact, but indicated that altering the agreement at this point would be very difficult.

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

THIS year's Budget is aimed at helping businesses grow to support a "vibrant and innovative" economy, and at the same time give workers a leg up in developing capabilities and skills...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

SINGAPORE remains a competitive destination for businesses even though it is raising taxes and maintaining some restrictions on foreign workers, said S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

THIS year's Budget delivered by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday outlined the steps Singapore must take to prepare for three major shifts in the coming decade. These are: the shift in...

COMMENTARY

SINGAPORE once again finds itself at the nexus of profound global change. World events first shaped modern Singapore into a global trading hub, following the arrival of the British in 1819.

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.

EDITORIAL

AS budgets go, the 2018 fiscal statement delivered yesterday by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is quintessentially Singaporean in more ways than one.