budget 2019

SMEs need more guidance to go digital: KPMG panel

SINGAPORE - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need more help to get past the initial hurdle of embarking on digital transformation, said panellists at the "KPMG Insights from the Inside:...

Tighter foreign worker rules in Budget a 'surgical' move: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said the tightening in foreign worker rules announced in the Budget this week was a "surgical" move targeted at...

Travellers question effect of cuts in GST relief on coffers

The latest measure to tighten the GST import relief is an unnecessary inconvenience, said several frequent travellers.

Diesel duty hike will filter down to some consumers: Industry

Diesel users upset over the 100 per cent hike in the fuel duty announced in Budget 2019 say there are more effective ways to address air pollution.

Smaller tax-free shopping and alcohol allowances

Returning travellers have a smaller allowance on tax-exempt overseas shopping, under new rules that kicked in at midnight today.

Singapore Budget 2019: More funding and chances for people to work and learn overseas

The current local and overseas internship programmes will also be combined into a single Global Ready Talent Programme.

MTI: 2019 growth could slow to below mid-point of forecast range

THE Singapore economy slowed last year - and will likely only cool further, according to the latest news from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).

8 in 10 SMEs expecting more business incentives in Budget: DBS poll

SINGAPORE - Eight in 10 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are expecting more business incentives in the upcoming Budget, looking to the government for a leg-up in supporting their...

More help for companies to train workers, tap new tech

More initiatives will be announced in this year's Budget to help companies tap new technologies to enhance the way they operate, but they are also encouraged to send their employees for upskilling...

Tackling Singapore's skills shortage likely to lead Budget agenda

PUNDITS are widely expecting a fresh injection of support targeted at worker retraining and reskilling in the upcoming Singapore Budget 2019, especially for groups that are particularly vulnerable...

Challenges SMEs face in their digital transformation journey

IN 2018, digitalisation became a popular buzzword in Singapore. Adopting e-payment systems, going paperless and using digital software to improve productivity in the workplace and increase...