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Singapore to help vulnerable with $1.5 bil plan to ease inflation pain

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Bloomberg6/21/2022 05:25 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
Singapore to help vulnerable with $1.5 bil plan to ease inflation pain
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Singapore announced a $1.5 billion package to shield lower-income households from surging costs of living, joining fiscal policymakers globally in blunting the pain of sustained price pressures.

The package, which includes direct payments and household utilities rebates, is targeted at providing relief to the most vulnerable groups, the Ministry of Finance said Tuesday. It also consists of assistance to local businesses by way of increased wage credit and steps to support jobs.

“There remains significant uncertainty on how prolonged or deep the challenges ahead will be,” the ministry said in a statement.

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