Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has unveiled the Singapore government's 2012 Budget Statement. Calling it "A Budget for the Future", it focuses more on long term objectives. The two main areas of focus are on, firstly, restructuring the Singapore economy to grow on the basis of skills, innovation and productivity and the second is on building a fair an inclusive society.
|1||17/02/12|| Budget Forum 2012 on 938LIVE|
Join Keith de Souza, Jonathan Peeris and their studio guests which include Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo on 938LIVE's 2012 Budget Forum Special.
|2||17/02/12|| Budget Speech 2012|
An Inclusive Society, A stronger Singapore
|3||16/02/12|| Pre Budget 3|
Small and medium sized companies are hoping for some relief in the upcoming budget from the constraints of tighter labour laws. Many businesses can't find the staff they need locally, and the government has made it more expensive to hire foreign workers. Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will announce the Budget for 2012 tomorrow. The newsdesk with more.
|4||15/02/12|| Pre Budget 2|
Listed companies in Singapore are increasingly worried over rising costs while their revenues are expected to stay flat. They are hoping for more help from the upcoming budget to tie them over. But observers say while more help is always welcome, companies say the schemes should be kept simple. The newsdesk with more.