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Singapore Budget 2018: Singapore's net investment returns contribution stands at S$15.9b in FY2018

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OVER the last 10 years, Singapore's net investment returns (NIR) contribution (NIRC) has more than doubled from S$7 billion in FY2009 to an estimated S$15.9 billion in FY2018.

Speaking in Parliament on Monday, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said the NIRC is now the largest contributor to Singapore's revenues, larger than any single tax, including the goods and services tax, and corporate and personal income taxes.

Singapore introduced the NIR framework back in 2008. This started out with the reserves managed by GIC and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Temasek Holdings was then included in the framework in 2015.

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