Singapore promised inclusive growth 

The planned increase in Singapore’s goods and services tax (GST) is aimed at ensuring ongoing competitive, while providing sustainable and inclusive growth, according to...

Singapore tax targets main polluters 

Singapore says it is imposing a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions and give its firms a competitive advantage as...

Singapore property hit by tax hike

Singapore property stocks declined after the budget raised taxes on home purchases of more than S$1 million (US$761,600), just as the housing market was...

S’pore dominates Asian fintech 

Singapore banked a record high of US$229 million in fintech or financial-technology funding last year, fuelled by two major deals in the fourth quarter...

S’pore manufacturing booms 

Singapore's manufacturing sector has had a strong start to the year with January’s factory activity rising for the 17th consecutive month.  Electronics manufacturing saw growth...

Lee hails Sri Lanka trade deal

  Singapore’s free trade agreement (FTA) strategy is not about signing any deal available but rather forging solid trade agreements that benefit employers, according to...

Fugitive tycoon seized in Vietnam

The police in Vietnam say they have arrested a business leader wanted for revealing state secrets after he was deported by Singapore. Phan Van Anh...

S’pore grows with global demand 

Singaporean manufacturers have benefited from the strengthening global economy, which is increasing demand for exports. Factory output expanded 5.3 per cent year on year in...

Keppel to pay $422m fine 

Keppel Corporation's offshore and marine unit has reached a global resolution with the criminal authorities in the US, Brazil and Singapore over corrupt Brazilian...

Singapore bullish about 2018

Singapore’s stock market could see gains of as much as 11 per cent next year, according to market analysts. The Straits Times Index (STI) has...

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