Redesigned jobs, flexible work arrangements with fair pay, and a dedicated job portal are some ways to help older Singaporeans stay in the workforce, experts said at a roundtable following Monday's Budget.
Find out what the top buzzwords were in Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s Budget statement in 2019 and other years.
Over the years, Singapore’s Budgets have reflected the phase of economic development at home and external trends shaping the global economy. Here are some key policies that were rolled out over the decades, marking major turning points for the Singapore economy.
Recap: Budget 2018
This year's Budget nudges Singapore companies further down the path to regionalisation. Betting on the region might yield better returns than betting on a few sectors
Opinion editor Chua Mui Hoong noted that this could have been a pure sugar Budget with its huge surplus and SG Bonus for all adult Singaporeans. Instead, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat coated the sugar with a strong lacing of lemon.
ST interview: Heng Swee Keat on 'money not enough', why statutory boards need to borrow, and being the face of GST hike
On Monday, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the Budget speech, during which he laid out Singapore's long-term challenges and announced a GST hike from 7 per cent to 9 per cent, which will kick in between 2021 and 2025.
SINGAPORE - Keeping half of Singapore's earnings from its reserves is important as it signals to currency markets the strength of the Singapore dollar, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing said on Saturday (Feb 24).