Budget 2019 could focus on SMEs: Analysts

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.

As Singapore presses on with economic transformation, the Government can be expected to further nudge small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate and seek opportunities abroad, said observers yesterday, ahead of next month's Budget statement.

And in the face of technological disruption, the Government will also continue to prioritise helping affected professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) find new careers, they added.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 05, 2019, with the headline 'Budget 2019 could focus on SMEs: Analysts'. Print Edition | Subscribe