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  • Time to review government assistance to SMEs

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 14, 2018 | Hits: 1405

    There are two main schools of thought on the role of the Government in supporting our small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Some believe that the Government has done too much for our SMEs, has cultivated a sense of entitlement and dependency, and should take a step back and allow competition to separate the wheat from the chaff……

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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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  • SP 2016: Panel on “Inclusive Growth?”

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 16, 2016 | Hits: 2247

    In the third panel of the Singapore Perspectives 2016 conference, the speaker and panellists focused on whether “inclusivity” and “growth” could go hand-in-hand, and if so, what it meant for Singapore and how it could be achieved. The broad themes discussed included: addressing inequalities in society, economic restructuring, sustaining innovation and productivity growth.

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