Singapore Budget 2019

A plan for the Singapore of tomorrow

THE world in 2030 will likely look very different from today. Within a little more than a decade, the global economic centre of gravity will shift toward the East and remain centred there.

Singaporeans polled generally supportive of Budget 2019 measures: Reach

SINGAPORE - More than 80 per cent of Singaporeans polled about this year's Budget supported the Merdeka Generation Package.

Minister Heng Swee Keat urges enterprises to tap programmes, grants

TO tap opportunities made available by new technologies and globalisation, Singapore has to make great efforts in economic restructuring, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has said.

What the Budget means for your business

Digital transformation and internationalisation took centre stage at the Xero Community: Budget forum, where attendees gained a renewed perspective on how businesses can thrive in the digital age.

Tan Wu Meng outlines transformation plans

AN underlying theme of this year's Budget is how companies in Singapore should adapt and stay alive to transformation, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry Tan Wu Meng at a...

Smaller enterprises 'stand to gain from Budget 2019'

A PANEL of industry experts were unanimous in their view that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a lot to benefit from this year's Budget.

Wage rise not only criterion to judge worker outcomes in grant funding

WAGE increases will not be the only criterion to judge worker outcomes tied to grant funding, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon told the media on Wednesday.

Mind the labour gap

FINANCE Minister Heng Swee Keat noted in his Budget speech that Singapore's productivity growth has been uneven across sectors, with some segments in the services sector like Food & Beverages and...

Plans in place for homegrown cyber security skills and tools

A SAFE and trusted cyberspace is essential for a Smart Nation, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary said in Parliament on Monday.

New 18ha innovation park for agri-tech sector

FOOD and agri-technology is a new growth sector and potential export industry that Singapore is exploring, with a new 18 hectare innovation park in Sungei Kadut, Senior Minister of State for Trade...

Businesses, workers to get more help with digital economy tools

NEW and updated measures are on the way to support growth in the digital economy, as unveiled by Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran in Parliament on Monday.