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Budget 2021: S$11b for Covid relief, and even more to fortify future

WHILE Budget 2021 puts S$11 billion towards continued Covid-19 relief - drawing on past reserves for the second straight year - it devotes more to the future, including S$24 billion to help firms...

Businesses have to take a leap of faith for the future

WE have been at war with Covid-19 for a year now, and it is not yet won. February 2020 saw the beginning of a global battle on many fronts, with aviation and tourism sectors the hardest hit....

Budget 2021 is a far-sighted but firmly grounded fiscal strategy

CONSIDERING the ongoing fight against the pandemic, an expansionary budget this year was to be expected. We did not expect to see a repeat of last year's S$64.9 billion budget deficit (13.9 per...

Creating opportunities to build a stronger Singapore

EMERGING Stronger Together - the theme for Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat's Budget 2021 - highlights Singapore's aspirations to continue to find opportunities within the...

Built environment sector anticipating greater digitalisation and collaboration

TO ENABLE the built environment sector to transform as a whole, not only does digitalisation need to take place, but changes in the way that players collaborate and how contracts are tendered...

Quick takes: Singapore Budget 2021

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered Budget 2021 in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon. The "Emerging Stronger Together" Budget is aimed at helping businesses and...

5 things to watch for at Budget 2021

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is presenting the 2021 Budget Statement this afternoon, the first one for this term of government following the General Election in July...

Timing Singapore's GST hike a catch-22 situation: tax analysts

DECIDING on the timing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) could prove to be a delicate challenge for the Singapore government, which is sandwiched between not just fiscal and political pressure...

Providing smart security for a Smart Nation

A MAN was exercising alone at a 24-hour gym in Singapore at 3am when he suffered a heart attack.

Businesses should take digitisation track for long-term growth: GetApp

BUSINESSES in Singapore have jumped on the digital bandwagon to survive the pandemic, but still need to leverage digital tools as a long-term strategy, said GetApp, a search engine for business...

 

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