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10 things to know, from cash payout for S'poreans to GST not going up in 2021

This year's Budget included measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, as well as long-term economic development.

Interactive: Jobs or tax? What were the most-used words in Heng Swee Keat's Budget speech

Find out what the top buzzwords were in Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s Budget statement in 2019 and other years.

What the Budget tells us about Singapore's economic transformations

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

At the Budget roundtable were (from left) UOB economist Francis Tan, Koda sales and marketing executive director Ernie Koh, MP and NTUC director Melvin Yong, Singapore Business Federation chairman Teo Siong Seng and moderator Lee Su Shyan, Business e
Budget 2018 roundtable: Gearing up for the future

The need for businesses to refocus on Asia is clear, with the region now being looked at as a "rising star" of the global economy, panellists said.

Budget 2018 bets on Asia for good reason

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

A fiscally sound but politically risky Budget

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.

Preserving reserves signals to markets strength of Singapore dollar: Chan Chun Sing

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).