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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.

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Interactive graphics: Budget 2018 at a glance

SINGAPORE - From GST hike to budget surplus hongbao, here's a quick look at the key announcements from Budget 2018.


Any GST hike 'should be staggered to reduce impact'

If the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is raised, the increase should be phased in gradually to lessen the impact on households, two professional services firms said.

Budget 2018: Tax experts call for targeted tax incentives to boost productivity

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP) has called for the upcoming 2018 Budget to introduce targeted tax incentives to boost the nation's productivity and help businesses take advantage of emerging technologies.

Time to introduce a wealth tax in Singapore?

This will signal that the Govt is serious about tackling growing class divide.

Recap: Budget 2017

Singapore Budget 2017: All you need to know in 3 minutes

9 things to know, from water price increase to helping businesses grow overseas

Budget 2017: Analysing the Budget statement

Check out this interactive word analysis tool for Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s Budget 2017 statement and compare it with his statement from last year.

5 things to know about latest Transport Ministry announcements

SINGAPORE - An upgrade for the Bukit Panjang LRT system, greener vehicles and tougher standards for rail reliability were some of the new initiatives the Ministry of Transport announced on Wednesday (March 8).

Government studying all options to meet future revenue needs: Heng Swee Keat

The maturing Singapore economy is entering a phase where its revenues will grow slowly while an ageing population and the demands of infrastructure will heighten the need to spend.

Parliament: Budget sets out strategy for a better, sustainable future, Heng Swee Keat says

SINGAPORE - Budget 2017 sets out a strategy for building a better Singapore in a sustainable way, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Thursday, as he wrapped up the Budget debate in Parliament.