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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Singapore has a good chance of balancing its budget during this term of government if economic recovery goes as expected, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Sunday (Feb 21).
SINGAPORE: Singapore said it will adopt an expansionary fiscal policy to boost growth, pledging support for companies that are facing labour constraints and an uneven global recovery.
THE economic support measures being rolled out during the current crisis could save around 155,000 jobs this year and the next, cushioning the rise in the resident unemployment rate by at least 1.7 percentage points this year, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat.
THREE years ago, while delivering a live televised National Day speech, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shocked audiences when he started to keel over.
SINGAPORE: Singapore will provide direct cash to households and take steps to save jobs in a third stimulus package as the city state prepares to go into a partial lockdown on Tuesday (April 7) to contain a fast-spreading Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in the country.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday (May 26) announced a S$33 billion supplementary Budget aimed primarily at helping workers and businesses pull through the Covid-19 pandemic and the bleak economic outlook ahead.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has cautioned voters against taking risks with their vote in the general election, alluding to the possibility of the PAP losing power given that the opposition is likely to contest all 93 seats
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): A range of initiatives, including vouchers for families and extended wage subsidies for sectors hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, were announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday (Feb 16).
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): India should consider greater economic integration with South-East Asia to unlock the country's vast potential, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Wednesday (Aug 11).
SINGAPORE: Singapore pledged billions of dollars in its budget to counter the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, before elections due by next year.