Singapore Budget 2018

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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.

Singapore economy

Digital products & services to drive 60% of Singapore's GDP by 2021, predicts study

SINGAPORE (Feb 21): An IDC study commissioned by Microsoft predicts that digital transformation will add about US$10 billion ($13.2 billion) to Singapore’s gross domestic product (

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Singaporeans' BFF just saved them a tax increase: Bloomberg Gadfly

SINGAPORE (Feb 21): Singaporeans have dodged the bullet of higher consumption taxes, at least for the next three years. They should thank their new BFF -- the bond market.

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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.

Broker's Calls

7 stocks to shop as Budget 2018 fuels positive market sentiment

SINGAPORE (Feb 20): RHB Research is upbeat on Singapore’s growth outlook and expects a positive “post-Budget” market reaction with a preference for exposure to the consumer, real estate, REITs and

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Singapore is hiking its sales tax, but not until 2021 or later

SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Singapore said its sales tax will rise to 9% from 7%, but the change will only come "sometime" between 2021 and 2025, making it likely that the increase would kick in after the

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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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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 2

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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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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