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GST hike to go ahead as planned

GST was introduced by Singapore back in 1994 at 3%

In print this week

What went on behind the passing of Singapore's new fake news law

SINGAPORE (May 10): After the longest Parliament sitting in Singa­pore to debate legislation, the city state passed a law that gives portfolio ministers — part of the group of political office holders in Singapore — the power to decide what amounts t


Standoff over Brexit delay takes UK to edge of no-deal

LONDON (Mar 21): Theresa May gambled on a desperate bid to get her Brexit deal approved by Parliament, as a standoff with the European Union drove Britain to the brink of an economically disastrous no-deal divorce. 


May backs Brexit delay after Parliament vetoes no-deal divorce

LONDON (Mar 14): Britain’s Parliament voted to avoid an economically disastrous no-deal split from the European Union, opening the door to delaying Brexit and radically re-writing the terms of the divorce. The pound climbed to its highest level since Ju


May wins confidence vote and opens cross-party Brexit talks

LONDON (Jan 17): UK leader Theresa May survived an attempt to oust her government and immediately opened talks with rival political parties in an attempt to break the Brexit deadlock, as time runs out to reach a deal.


May loses Brexit vote in landslide, faces confidence vote

LONDON (Jan 16): Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by Parliament in a humiliating defeat, her plan for leaving the European Union all but dead. She now faces a confidence vote in her government.


May survives confidence vote, to face uphill struggle in Brexit

LONDON (Dec 13): Theresa May survived an attempt to oust her as UK prime minister on Wednesday, but the size of the rebellion against her weakens her position at a critical time as she tries to steer the UK out of the European Union.

1MDB Watch

Malaysia can avail itself to Singapore courts to recover 1MDB assets: Vivian Balakrishnan

SINGAPORE (July 9): Singapore will continue to assist the Malaysian government in its own investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

Singapore's next cabinet reshuffle sets stage for future leaders

SINGAPORE (Apr 18): Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, 66, has said he will reshuffle his cabinet soon and is widely expected to do so before Parliament reconvenes on May 7. The impending changes will increase the focus on a group of younger minist
Singapore, Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Kea, FY2017 Budget Statement, Parliament

2017 Budget Statement to be delivered at 3.30pm on Monday, Feb 20

SINGAPORE (Feb 13): Singapore’s FY2017 Budget Statement will be delivered by the Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat, on Monday, Feb 20, at 3.30pm in Parliament.