Monthly Archives: March 2015

Budget 2015 in review: Role of government in retirement adequacy

By Benedict Chong Like any other Budget before it, Budget 2015 was not without its fair share of handouts. Singaporeans were treated to a smorgasbord of goodies, ranging from the Silver Support Scheme to pension fund contribution increases, subsidies and grants to SMEs and more taxes for the rich. Some have viewed the Budget as “progressive”, but the key question …

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Singapore most expensive city for 2nd year running: EIU

Singapore remains the most expensive city to live in, says the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in its 2015 Worldwide Cost of Living Report, which means the city state has topped the EIU charts for the past two years. The EIU study compares the cost of more than 160 services and products including food, clothing and utility bills. Singapore was found to …

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NSP on Budget: Cut cost of living, address base issues

While supporting a number of the initiatives from Budget 2015, the National Solidarity Party (NSP) called for the government to make several improvements to ensure that the elderly receive assistance urgently, reduce overall cost of living rather than provide subsidies, and focus on base issues such as rentals for businesses and social costs of policies. The NSP welcomes the measures to provide …

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Get cancer so that you’d find a cure

By Hui Ying Get Cancer So That You’d Find A Cure … sounds stupid? That’s what I thought. But it does seem like this is what this forum letter to our mainstream media The Straits Times is implying. At first look, it may seem like a good and logical idea. But do you really have to get cancer in order to know how …

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