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  • The politics of Budget 2018: Lots of persuasion needed

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 21, 2018 | Hits: 1788

    In Budget 2015, and prior to the previous general election, then Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the Government had provided sufficiently for increased spending by the state till the end of the decade. This was, at the time, and still is, read by Singaporeans as a promise that there would be no increase in broad-based…..

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  • Amid Economic Headwinds, New Measures to Build Human Capital

    By: admintest admintest | May 20, 2016 | Hits: 1925

    In his 2016 Budget Speech, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat acknowledged that Singapore, like many other nations, has and will continue to face cyclical changes and structural demands, which leaves Singaporeans understandably anxious about future employment prospects. Thus, building human capital in Singapore — defined as learned and innate skills that contribute toward productivity —…..

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  • In Good Social Policy, Every Child Matters

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 29, 2016 | Hits: 2168

    Financial and housing help for families with children, announced recently in Budget 2016, send two clear messages. One, the government believes that every child is valuable. Two, social policy will seek to correct some of the disadvantages that children encounter as a result of their parentage. This is a long way from the situation in…..

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  • Budget 2016: Transforming the Economy for Future Growth

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 22, 2016 | Hits: 2390

    Budget 2016 for business continues the themes of Budget 2015 — that Singapore is in the midst of economic restructuring and needs to press on with near-term concerns by supporting innovation, driving automation and skills development. Targeted initiatives and cost pressures What is new is the emphasis on value creation and innovative enterprises. Under the…..

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  • Budget 2016: Pressing on with Economic Restructuring

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 04, 2016 | Hits: 2082

    As noted by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in his maiden Budget speech on 24 March, Singapore is expected to face weaker prospects overall in the coming year. Yet, despite the looming cyclical headwinds, it is essential for Singapore’s economy to press on and complete the current economic restructuring initiatives that were started five years…..

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