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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019: COMMENTARY

A Budget to bring some cheer, and to secure Singapore

It's tempting to offer goodies in what is possibly an election year, but choice was made to invest in future

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It is notable that, of the S$4.6b that the government will spend over the next three years, S$3.6b will go towards helping workers, with the remaining S$1 billion for helping firms.

IN a year when it would scarcely have been criticised had it chosen to be exuberant in its gift-giving, the government has instead impressed with its prudence and restraint in keeping its one-off Budget goodies to a judicious level - focusing instead on the needed (though far less sexy) long-...

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