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Finding sweet spot amid volatile global landscape for next 4G leader

As Singapore's fourth generation (4G) political office-holders deliberate over their next leader, The Straits Times looks at the challenges facing the presumptive successor to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and the traits needed to handle them.

The goods and services tax in Singapore is set to go up between 2022 and 2025.
The goods and services tax in Singapore is set to go up between 2022 and 2025.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - Singapore's economy has just registered its first quarterly growth since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with gross domestic product growth this year likely to exceed the upper end of the official 4 per cent to 6 per cent forecast range.

Some Covid-19 measures have lapsed in tandem with the recovery, and wage subsidies under the Jobs Support Scheme have tapered. But recovery is uneven.

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