Daily Archives: 2018-01-01

Goh Chok Tong: Hopes next PM can be designated ‘before 2018 ends’

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, in his Facebook post, has sketched out what he hopes would be a timeline for the formal designation of the next prime minister, the first time a senior figure from the People’s Action Party (PAP) has done so. Mr Goh wrote, “One urgent challenge I would like to see settled is our fourth generation …

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Singapore Budget 2018 to be delivered on 19 Feb

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has announced that Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver Singapore’s 2018 Budget Statement in Parliament on 19 February. In a press release on Monday (1 January), the ministry said that  there will be live television and radio coverage of the Budget Statement and a live webcast will also be available on the ministry’s Singapore Budget website. …

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PM Lee: Singapore made steady progress on its long term goals

In his new year message for 2018, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore has made steady progress on its long-term goals, and are finishing 2017 stronger than it started and that Singapore is ushering in 2018 with confidence and strength. Strong economy PM Lee said that Singapore’s economy grew by 3.5% in 2017, which is more than double …

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75 percent of Singaporeans don’t know about true cost of international payments

According to new research released today by online money transfer service TransferWise, a majority of Singaporeans who transfer money overseas use their bank but three in four people don’t know the true cost of sending money overseas – which includes both upfront fees and an exchange rate markup. Commissioned by TransferWise, an online survey of more than 1,000 people was …

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