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Nearly $5m of statutory bonds to expire in 2021

Outstanding bonds currently on the market total about $26.7b.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Buyer's stamp duty hike slashes property stocks; Singapore and Saudi funds mull French hotel group purchase

And here are three Budget announcements important to investors.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Budget balance rose over 2 years

Thanks to contributions from the Statutory Board and stamp duties.... read more

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Foreign wholesale trade expands by 8.1% in Q4

Petroleum sales pushed the growth.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Budget balance rose in 2 years

Thanks to contributions from the Statutory Board and stamp duties.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Singapore's home tax hike is not a market cooling measure, says minister; Oracle boots second Singapore hub

And here are two REITs with exciting results this quarter.... read more

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Netflix and bill: the GST on digital services to hit consumers

Customers to be hit in the hip pocket as digital services like Uber and Spotify will be taxed from 2020.... read more

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Thailand's GDP expands by 3.9% in 2017

It is an improvement from 3.3% in 2016.... read more

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Everything you need to know about the Big 4's reactions to Budget 2018

Find out what EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PWC have to say about the Budget.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Frasers Centrepoint Trust beats some REITs in Q4; MindChamps invests US$200m into Chinese expansion

And here are three firms giving out dividends this week.... read more

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Chart of the Day: GDP growth slumps to 3.6% in Q4

No thanks to a lacklustre +4.2% growth in exports.... read more

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Singapore Budget 2018 Live: What you need to know

Budget 2018 is being announced, get live updates here.... read more

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Singapore Budget 2018: What you need to know

Stay tuned for live updates.... read more

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Singapore surplus forecast at $3.1b for 2018: RHB

This is an imporovement from 2017 which is forecast to record a $1.9b surplus, but down on 2016 which recorded a $5.2b surplus.... read more

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Singapore government must cut costs in budget 2018

With 2017 expenditure forecast to be 1% over budget, now is the time to reduce spending, says UOB.... read more

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Chart of the day: See how tax rates have changed since 1986

The CIT has been falling whilst the GST has been rising.... read more

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Singapore might need to cut costs in 2018

The government's expenses could have reached $75.9b, which is 1% over what was expected.... read more

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Oil domestic exports surge by 15.4% in January

Higher sales to Malaysia, Australia, and Indonesia drive the growth.... read more

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Chart of the Day: See how government revenue grew in five years

Revenue is expected to have grown to $71.6b in 2017.... read more

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Total trade jumps 7.1% in January

It is supported by growth in total exports and imports.... read more

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Japan's inflation rate to inch up 1% in January

Higher fuel costs are likely to drive inflation up.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Government revenue to grow 6.3% in five years

Revenue is expected to have grown to $71.6b in 2017.... read more

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NODX grows by 13% in January

Increase in export of non-electronic products pushed the growth.... read more

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Singapore is the second "least miserable" country in the world

Thailand beat Singapore by 0.9 point in Bloomberg's Misery Index.... read more

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Japan's GDP grew 1.6% in 2017

This was driven by strong domestic demand.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Government spending dipped by 2% to $53.7b in 2017

Operating expenses rose by 7% due to social spending.... read more

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Analysts cautiously raise GDP growth forecast for 2018

This is after Singapore GDP growth slowed down to 3.6% in Q4.... read more

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Malaysia GDP rose 5.9% in 2017

This was highly driven by private sector demands.... read more

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Oil trade heats up amidst price hikes

Its 36% growth reversed the 18% decline in 2016.... read more

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Singapore's economy jumps by 3.6% in 2017

Good producing industries push the growth with 5.7% increase.... read more

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MTI expects economic growth to slow down this year

GDP growth forecast is set at 1.5 to 3.5% The pace of growth in Singapore economy is expected to moderate in 2018, according to the... read more

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NODX jumped 8.8% in 2017

Non-electronic exports rose 9.2% and contributed to growth.... read more

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Singapore's services trade made $463.3b in 2017

Transport services boosted services exports.... read more

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Singapore expects a whopping $2b boost in 2017 revenue

The unexpected 4.1% increase is significantly higher than initial forecasts of just 1.1%.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Reuters poll says sales tax will hike; Singapore spacetech sector to take flight

And here are three reasons to keep your stocks.... read more

 SBR8 days ago
GST hike long overdue: UOB

GST revenue grew 6.2%, lagging government expenses which rose 8.6%.... read more

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Singapore earned more than it expected for Budget: UOB

Revenue by end-2017 is expected to rise 4.1% compared to the 1.1% estimate.... read more

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Singapore may slam tax on e-commerce kings Amazon and Lazada

Eight of 12 economists think the new budget will include a new tax for online vendors.... read more

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Exports to grow 5.4% in January

Tech exports are expected to drive a turnaround.... read more

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China's inflation rate to grow 2.4% in 2018

This is mainly due to higher food prices.... read more

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Japan's GDP to increase 0.4% in Q4

Global domestic demand is likely to boost growth.... read more

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Government could save 1% of GDP in 2018 budget: BofAML

Thanks to Singapore's improved economic situation.... read more

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Singapore households are richer by 15.5% versus five years ago

On average, families earned around $9,023 in 2017.... read more

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Taiwan's inflation rate fell 0.9% in January

This was due to the different timing of the Lunar New Year.... read more

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Singapore's foreign reserves gained 11.73% to US$282.38b in January

Its gold and forex reserves climbed by 3.95%.... read more

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GDP growth in 2017 down to 3.4%: OCBC

No thanks to slower NODX and manufacturing output.... read more

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Philippines inflation rate rose to 4% in January

No thanks to the new TRAIN law.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Singapore defends "boring" tourist spot status; Flying taxis for Singapore roads

And here's how to use your Medisave account.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Corporate income tax is the highest source of government income

It took up 20% of the total.... read more

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Here's how the government could hike your taxes

A 1% point increase in GST could lift CPI inflation by around 67bps.... read more

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