Economics

Peterson Institute: Singapore’s currency manipulation derives primarily from its public pension system
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

“Singapore’s manipulation derives primarily from its public pension system, which collects high payroll taxes from workers and invests them entirely overseas through a sovereign wealth fund to back future pension obligations.” This was noted by Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE; Peterson Institute) in its”Currency Manipulation Read More

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Appointment of Board Members to Enterprise Singapore
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has announced on Monday (19 March) the appointment of 18 Board Members to Enterprise Singapore, which will be established on 1 April 2018 following the merger of SPRING Singapore and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore. The appointments of Read More

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Singapore economy growth to moderate from growth in 2017 but remain firm for 2018
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has announced on Wednesday (14 February) that Singapore’s economy grew by 3.6 per cent in 2017 and expects GDP growth to moderate from 2017’s growth, slightly above the middle of the forecast range of “1.5 to Read More

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Singapore tourism sector performance breaks record for the second year running in 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Both tourism receipts and visitor arrivals for 2017 attained record highs for the second time in two years. announced the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). According to STB, tourism receipts rose by 3.9 percent to S$26.8 billion, due primarily to growth in visitor arrivals across Read More

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Review of Singapore Government’s Budget: 2009-2017
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Last updated on January 25th, 2018 at 01:08 pmby ValuePenguin The government of Singapore is set to announce its budget plans for 2018 on Monday, 19 Feb 2018. While many media outlets have been speculating what we could expect to hear from Minister Heng Read More

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AWARE calls for a budget for gender equality
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Gender equality group AWARE submitted its eighth annual set of recommendations for the National Budget through the public consultation portal REACH on 12 January, calling for the Government to take concrete steps in ending gender inequality. “It’s time to dedicate resources to a Read More

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Singapore safety initiative secures global award from IChemE
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IChemE, an international professional body for chemical engineers with over 44,000 members in 120 countries, has congratulated Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Environment Agency (NEA) and Civil Defence Force (SCDF) for their work in implementing new safety and health regulations for major Read More

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10 things property buyers need to know for buying or renting commercial properties
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Last updated on November 5th, 2017 at 05:17 pmby UOB & Paul Ho The decision to buy or to rent a commercial or industrial property depends on many factors. If you are a business owner it is mostly about the economics of ownership Read More

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Low levels of welfare makes UBI expensive to implement in Singapore
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by Chris Kuan At the Future of Singapore (FOSG) forum on the economic and social causes of poverty, a Finnish exchange student asked Yeoh Lam Keong, former GIC chief economist about his opinion regarding the Universal Basic Income (UBI) which is undergoing an Read More

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How your parents’ income ultimately affects yours
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by SingSaver.com.sg It’s a simple fact that your parents’ income has a huge impact on yours, as wealthier parents can give you more advantages. Here’s why. Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chua Jin recently talked about the new KidSTART initiative. This is a programme Read More

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