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  • The Time Economy

    By: IPS Editor | Mar 20, 2017 | Hits: 912

    There is a growing sense that a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is an incomplete measure of national output and productivity. For one thing, GDP, which is the aggregate value of all goods and services produced within a country, does not count socially valuable but unpaid activities. Caregiving for children, the disabled and the elderly…..

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  • [The Angle] Ideas to Further Refine the CPF System

    By: IPS Editor | Jan 20, 2016 | Hits: 2983

    The CPF return formula has been “tweaked” significantly to improve the progressivity of the system in recent years with the addition of initial balance layers that attract higher rates of interest; most recently as high as 6% on balances up to $30,000 in the Retirement Account. I’m not sure you can find a better return-risk…..

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  • [The Angle] Housing Grants and the Affordability of HDB Flats

    By: IPS Editor | Jan 04, 2016 | Hits: 1978

    The HDB gave an update yesterday on the housing grants it has disbursed, as of November 2015. Since 2006, HDB has released $1.6 billion in Additional CPF Housing Grants (AHG) to close to 83,000 households. It has also given out $297.61 million in Special CPF Housing Grants (SHG) since 2011 to almost 20,000 households. Eligible…..

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