SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

Government not ruling out further draw on past reserves: DPM Heng

IF A further draw on past reserves is needed for Covid-19 support, the government is prepared to propose it, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on...

Pandemic has renewed push to future-proof Singapore

EVEN as policymakers around the world are moving to contain the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, farsighted ones are no doubt already latched on to the next most important question:...

Heng unveils extensions to support schemes, new economic strategy

HOW Singapore responds to Covid-19 today will shape the country's growth in the coming five to 10 years, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said in Parliament on Monday.

Singapore wants to be Asia's carbon services hub: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE is looking to establish itself as a carbon services hub in Asia, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday, as the Republic seeks new business opportunities in a region with...

Singapore to expand Progressive Wage Model to more sectors

THE Singapore government will expand the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) to more sectors over time, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday.

Singapore's response to Covid-19 today will shape next 5 to 10 years of growth: Heng

HOW Singapore responds to Covid-19 today will shape the country's growth in the coming five to ten years, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said in Parliament on Monday....

Three priorities in Singapore's refreshed economic strategy post-Covid-19: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE'S refreshed economic strategy in a post-pandemic world involves three priority areas that includes remaking the country as a "global Asia" node of technology, innovation and enterprise,...

Temporary bridging loan programme for firms extended until Sept 2021

THE Singapore government is extending the Temporary Bridging Loan Programme for a further six months, to provide working capital support for viable businesses, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat...

Singapore in 'stable' position but fight against Covid-19 continues: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE is currently in a stable position in its fight against Covid-19, with the government focusing on four key areas as the country adapts to living with the virus, Deputy Prime Minister and...

Singapore's O&M, aviation, retail, tourism firms to get course fee subsidies till next June

SINGAPORE will extend the Enhanced Training Support Package (ETSP) for another six months, until June 30, 2021, to provide enhanced course fee subsidies for firms in sectors hardest hit by the...

More than half of jobs saved in Singapore are due to Jobs Support Scheme: DPM Heng

SUPPORT measures introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic have "substantially cushioned" the economic damage, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.