Singapore Budget

Singaporeans to receive SG Bonus 'hongbao' as budget surplus soars to $9.6 bil

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): All Singaporeans aged 21 and above will receive a one-off “SG Bonus” of $100, $200, or $300, depending on their annual income, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced at his 2018 Budget statement on Monday.

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Round A INvestor (RAIN) programme

Singapore Management University’s Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Pan-Asia Venture Development Platform (PAVD), has jointly launched a programme called “Round A INvestor” for graduates and investors. The RAIN programme provides hands-on training for investors to learn the art of doing Pre-Series A to Series A Round funding of early-stage ventures.

Singapore Budget

Top marginal buyer's stamp duty for residential properties raised to 4%

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): In the latest Budget 2018, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said that the government will be raising the top marginal buyer's stamp duty (BSD) rates for residential properties to 4% from 3%, and applied on the value of residential property in excess of $1 million.

Singapore Budget

Singapore delays highly-anticipated GST hike to 9% to between 2021-2025

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): Singapore will raise its good and services tax (GST) by 2 percentage points to 9% sometime between 2021 and 2025, according to Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in his 2018 Budget statement on Monday.

Singapore Budget

Singapore must ensure sufficient revenues to meet growing needs up to 2030

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said Singapore is on a “sound fiscal footing” and has sufficient resources to meet its planned spending needs till 2020, but must plan ahead and take measures early to ensure enough revenues to meet growing needs in the next decade from 2021.

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Singapore Budget 2018: Government to continue supporting firms amid worries on rising business costs

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): As firms remain concerned about business costs, the government will continue to support firms in their restructuring and upgrading journey, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat as he delivered the 2018 Budget statement in Parliament today.

Singaporeans to receive SG Bonus 'hongbao' as budget surplus soars to $9.6 bil
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): All Singaporeans aged 21 and above will receive a one-off “SG Bonus” of $100, $...
Top marginal buyer's stamp duty for residential properties raised to 4%
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): In the latest Budget 2018, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said that the...
Singapore delays highly-anticipated GST hike to 9% to between 2021-2025
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): Singapore will raise its good and services tax (GST) by 2 percentage points to...
ComfortDelGro-Uber joint venture enters Phase 2 of regulatory review
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): ComfortDelGro (CDG) has released a statement saying its partnership with Uber...
Tech bubble? More likely an ETF bubble in the making
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): As volatility in global equity markets extends into the second week, there is plenty of anxiety to spread around. According to Bloomberg, some US$23.8 billion ($31.5 billion) was pulled from equity funds, the bulk from exchange-...
A long time coming
SINGAPORE (Feb 12): Last week’s sharp plunge in stock prices has certainly jolted investors out of the complacency that has persisted through the better part of the past two years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the most closely watched...
China Sunsine — Price up 20.8% since we bought two weeks ago and we bought more
SINGAPORE (Feb 5): China Sunsine Chemical Holdings has been one of our portfolio’s top-performing stocks, gaining 20.8% since we bought it just two weeks ago, thanks in part to a growing number of brokers who have since started covering the company...
I could’ve done better — why I’m sticking to FB and Disney, maybe not GM
SINGAPORE (Jan 29): My Global Portfolio continues to outperform the benchmark MSCI World index over the past one-week, gaining 2.8%. This brings cumulative portfolio returns to 9.8% in the five weeks since inception. For the benefit of readers...

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Singaporeans to receive SG Bonus 'hongbao' as budget surplus soars to $9.6 bil
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): All Singaporeans aged 21 and above will receive a one-off “SG Bonus” of $100, $...
Top marginal buyer's stamp duty for residential properties raised to 4%
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): In the latest Budget 2018, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said that the...
Singapore delays highly-anticipated GST hike to 9% to between 2021-2025
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): Singapore will raise its good and services tax (GST) by 2 percentage points to...
ComfortDelGro-Uber joint venture enters Phase 2 of regulatory review
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): ComfortDelGro (CDG) has released a statement saying its partnership with Uber...

Portfolio

Tech bubble? More likely an ETF bubble in the making
SINGAPORE (Feb 19): As volatility in global equity markets extends into the second week, there is plenty of anxiety to spread around. According to Bloomberg, some US$23.8 billion ($31.5 billion) was pulled from equity funds, the bulk from exchange-...
A long time coming
SINGAPORE (Feb 12): Last week’s sharp plunge in stock prices has certainly jolted investors out of the complacency that has persisted through the better part of the past two years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the most closely watched...
China Sunsine — Price up 20.8% since we bought two weeks ago and we bought more
SINGAPORE (Feb 5): China Sunsine Chemical Holdings has been one of our portfolio’s top-performing stocks, gaining 20.8% since we bought it just two weeks ago, thanks in part to a growing number of brokers who have since started covering the company...
I could’ve done better — why I’m sticking to FB and Disney, maybe not GM
SINGAPORE (Jan 29): My Global Portfolio continues to outperform the benchmark MSCI World index over the past one-week, gaining 2.8%. This brings cumulative portfolio returns to 9.8% in the five weeks since inception. For the benefit of readers...
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