[TOKYO] Japan's government will push back its timeframe for achieving a balanced budget by five years to fiscal 2025 but set an interim target to review progress in getting the country's...

[CANBERRA] Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday promised tax cuts for lower income earners and flagged a multibillion dollar infrastructure spend, on the eve of a federal budget seen...

WHILE Hong Kongers suffer through the world's least affordable property market, their government is enjoying the flip-side of the real-estate and stock-market boom: One of the biggest fiscal...

WITH every Budget comes a stack of wish lists from all corners of the economy. Given that a government's fiscal plan surely is not built by wish alone, what purpose do these serve? Brunch in The...

[SINGAPORE] Singapore's move on Monday to raise stamp duty on expensive home purchases is likely to dampen the recent wave of redevelopment sales in the city-state's recovering property...

AUSTRALIAN Treasurer Scott Morrison has defended his plan to reduce company taxes after the central bank warned the proposed cuts could scuttle plans to get the national budget back into surplus by...

EDITORIAL

With the need to raise revenue having been signalled over the past months, a discussion of taxes is widely expected to dominate Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat's Budget speech come Monday. ...

THE Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget might never become law, but it's a declaration of intent, and it would reshuffle priorities at the Energy Department, boosting outlays on...

[SINGAPORE] Singapore may unveil an e-commerce tax in next week's budget, setting the tone for a region that's grappling with online retail's assault on brick-and-mortar vendors...

COMMENTARY

IN what is probably the last budget before general elections next year, India's finance minister Arun Jaitley made a bid to win the rural vote, as well as soften the tax burden for industry and...