COMMENTARY

WITH real GDP growing 3.6 per cent in 2017, and property prices beginning to stir anew, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was able to report a revenue bonanza that gave him enormous fiscal headroom...

BUSINESS SUPPORT

THE Wage Credit Scheme (WCS) will be extended for an additional three years till 2020, but with gradually reduced levels of co-funding by the government, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat at his...

BUSINESS SUPPORT

TO HELP firms tap infrastructure opportunities in Asia, such as those created by China's Belt and Road Initiative, Singapore will set up an Infrastructure Office this year...

COMMENTARY

BUDGET 2018 is aptly themed "Together, a better future". ...

COMMENTARY

BUDGET 2018 espouses the values of thrift, self-reliance, caring for the young, old and needy and planning for the future.

FUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE

THE government is considering providing guarantees for long-term borrowings made by statutory boards and government-owned companies to build critical national infrastructure.

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-...

REVENUE & SPENDING

A SMALL overall budget deficit of S$0.6 billion, or 0.1 per cent of GDP, is expected for FY18 while expenditure is expected to rise.

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Better than expected contributions from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and from higher stamp duty collections in FY17 translated to the biggest budget surplus in some 30 years.

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.