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Raise revenue and cut expenditure

From TAN LIAT WEE, Malacca

INTERVIEW - Philippines' Aquino to raise revenue, cut spending

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai protesters refused on Tuesday to call off demonstrations that have paralysed Bangkok's commercial heart and stifled the economy, while the government said it had done all it could to reach a deal.

INTERVIEW - Philippines' Aquino to raise revenue, cut spending

TARLAC, Philippines (Reuters) - Senator Benigno Aquino, on course to win the Philippine presidential race, said on Tuesday he will work at cutting unnecessary spending in the national budget and increase perennially tax weak revenue.

ANALYSIS - Philippines' next leader will have to raise taxes

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' next president will have to turn his back on populist promises made during the campaign and raise taxes sooner rather than later to prevent a financial crisis soon after the May elections.

Big brother to drive away cars

The Singaporean's love affair with the car remains strong, but the authorities seem determined to break up the relationship with a plethora of taxes designed to make owning one as stressful as possible.

Big brother to drive away cars

The Singaporean's love affair with the car remains strong, but the authorities seem determined to break up the relationship with a plethora of taxes designed to make owning one as stressful as possible.

State govt urged to have plans for project

KUALA TERENGGANU: A Barisan Nasional (BN) backbencher has urged the Terengganu government to prepare more comprehensive development plan instead of resorting to ad hoc implementation.

BN rep wants Terengganu govt to have proper plans

A Barisan Nasional backbencher on Tuesday asked the Terengganu government to prepare proper plans for every development project instead of resorting to 'ad hoc implementation.'

The Tobin tax revisited

The eventual outcome of the tax is still uncertain.

ANALYSIS - Battle lines drawn over soda, junk food taxes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Increasingly vocal calls for taxes on sugary drinks and junk food are fueling a behind- the-scenes battle that public health officials say is reminiscent of America's war on cigarettes.