Category Archives: Current Affairs

Challenges in becoming a cashless society: insights from India’s currency note ban

What does the road ahead looks like, post demonitisation, for India’s bid to become cashless economy. How does the infrastructure have to change, or improve, in order to accommodate this move to a digital economy? What are the key areas that India needs to focus on to help move this effort to the next stage?

Budget 2017 Expectations

Industry transformations, people development, incentives for elders and security were some of the top concerns of Budget 2016. What does Budget 2017 hold for Singaporeans? Find out here!

Budget 2016: Initiatives For Disabled and Low-Wage Workers

Heng Swee Keat, the Finance Minister of Singapore, announced a range of initiatives in the Budget 2016 statement that will offer more support and higher support for disabled and low-wage workers.  Such workers will receive payouts under the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) scheme. This scheme supplements the CPF savings and income of the workers and… Read More »

Singapore Budget 2016 – SMEs to get Greater Support from the Government

TACs or Trade Associations and Chambers will get in touch with the firms, particularly Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. The SMEs will get a lot of funding so that it can attract new talent, develop capabilities and also strengthen the partnerships. SPRING will go into a partnership with TACs on thirty different projects in order… Read More »

5 Things We Learnt from Singapore Budget 2016

Singapore has always been the hotbed for innovation and industry. A fact that has been deservingly highlighted by this year’s budget. In his inaugural budget speech, the honorable finance minister, Mr. Heng Swee Keat decided to take on four of his government’s priorities head-on: the national economy, people centric initiatives, home improvements and national security.… Read More »

Singapore Budget 2016 – S$4.5 Billion allocated to Boost Industrial Transformation

Keeping in mind long term growth prospects and economic transformation, the government has set aside S$4.5 billion under the new Industry Transformation Programme (ITP) to stimulate growth for industries and firms.   In his budget speech delivered on March 24, the Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled a comprehensive package consisting of three levels. The… Read More »

Highlights – Singapore Budget 2016

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the budget statement on March 24, 2016. Key Areas of focus are to continue the transformation of the Singaporean economy whilst ensuring the society remains caring. Overall budget expenditure will be SGD 5 billion more than the previous financial year. The finance minister expected a SGD 3.4 billion overall budget surplus… Read More »

Singapore Budget 2016 – 2 Days to Go

The budget for 2016 will be announced on 24 March, 2016 and people are waiting in anticipation of a budget that will cater to the needs of Singaporeans from all walks of life. The budgets in Singapore mainly cover two key areas – Economic and Social. Let us take a look at some of the… Read More »

Singapore Budget 2016 – Wish List

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