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SINGAPORE: Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will aim to strike a delicate balance in today’s budget: preaching fiscal prudence while doling out more social spending ahead of elections that could come as early as this year.
SINGAPORE: Singapore's typically staid politics has been unsettled by an announcement from the chosen successor for prime minister that he was taking himself out of the running, renewing questions over the city-state's leadership planning.
SINGAPORE: Singapore plans to dig deeper into government reserves for a new S$11bil (US$8.3bil) package to help households and businesses rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic and its worst economic contraction since independence.
SINGAPORE: Singapore increased its cash payout to individuals and announced additional steps to save jobs as the city-state prepares to severely curtail activities to contain a spike in coronavirus cases
SINGAPORE: The following are some highlights from Singapore's budget proposals, which put emphasis on measures to tackle the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus on jobs and living costs.
SINGAPORE: Singapore will set up a new Rail Infrastructure Fund worth S$5bil this year for major rail lines ahead, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat (pic).
SINGAPORE: Taking action to mitigate climate change and ensuring economic growth are two key challenges that, if not managed well, could unravel the progress the world has made over the past few decades, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Friday, as he outlined three ways countries can work together for sustainable development.