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Singapore central bank gets a trigger for tightening

(Feb 22): Singapore’s government may have given the central bank a green light to charge ahead with monetary policy tightening this year.

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Home tax increase not a market cooling move, says Iswaran

(Feb 21): Singapore’s tax increase on home purchases exceeding $1 million is aimed at making duties more equitable rather than imposing an additional property curb, said S.

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Singapore Budget 2018: Matching more problems with more money

(Feb 20): Singapore’s budget on Monday was all about boosting government revenue through higher taxes in order to pay for rising spending needs.

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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

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Students to benefit from enhanced financial assistance schemes

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): Starting from Jan 2019, annual Edusave contributions for each Singaporean primary and secondary school student will be raised to $230 and $290, respectively, from $200 and $240

Government revises Proximity Housing Grant (PHG) criteria to within 4km

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): Families are encouraged to live near each other in the latest Budget 2018.

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Budget 2018 to encourage firms to adopt innovation to remain competitive

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat encouraged all firms to embrace innovation and adopt new technologies as a key competitive advantage in his Budget 2018 speech.

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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

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