Singapore Budget 2015 Preview - What could surprise us.
With the possibility of an early election this year, the Singapore governments Budget to be announced on 23 February could be one of the most interesting in years. In this report, we examine what could be the main surprises��.
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It was announced that the Singapores FY2015 Budget Statement will be delivered by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, in Parliament on Monday, 23 February 2015. For sure��.
Singapore Budget 2015: New measures to encourage.
SINGAPORE ��� The Government will implement three new measures to help local companies expand in overseas markets, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Monday.
Airbus Lines Up $15 Billion in Asian Orders
Chinese companies agreed to buy almost 70 aircraft worth about $6 billion, while a Vietnamese airline said it had agreed to buy up to 92 jets through 2022.
Budget 2015 to focus on upgrading of skills for more.
That is exactly what the Government is looking into under the SkillsFuture Council mandate, and Senior Minister of State for Law and Education, Indranee Rajah said this years Singapore Budget, due to be delivered on��.
Budget 2015: Higher salary ceiling, more contributions for older workers among.
SINGAPORE: A higher salary ceiling and restoring parity in Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions for workers aged above 50 to 55 with those of younger workers were among the changes highlighted by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister .
Singapore Budget 2015: Positions people and companies alike for the future.
SINGAPORE - Budget 2015 sets the basis for the future as it invests in people and businesses, said Singapore Business Federation (SBF) chief executive Ho Meng Kit on Monday. We applaud the Government for introducing a comprehensive and meaningful .
After Huge Jet Orders, Budget Airlines Eye Rich Seam of Aircraft Leasing
From Scandinavia to Southeast Asia, low-cost airlines have ordered record numbers of planes in recent years, redefining the jet industry. Now they plan to lease out scores of their new planes, re-ordering the aviation business all over again.
Singapore Budget 2015 Seminar | TAX@SG
The Singapore Budget 2015 Announcement will be made in Parliament on 23 February 2015. Crowe Horwath First Trust will be holding its annual Singapore Budget Seminar on 11 March 2015. The seminar will highlight key��.
Indonesia Finds Two Large Objects in Search for AirAsia Jet
Ships searching for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have pinpointed two big objects on the sea floor, the head of Indonesias search and rescue agency said on Saturday.
UK F-35 Order Seen Next Month, U.S. Orders Seen Down: Sources
Britain is still expected to order 14 F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp although the $5 billion deal may not be finalized until next month, several sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Singapore Budget 2015: Planned increase in foreign worker levies for S Pass.
He told Parliament during his Budget speech that the pace of increase in foreign worker levies will slow. But he emphasised that Singapore is not changing direction, and will continue to reduce its reliance on manpower, especially unskilled foreign.
Singapore Budget 2015: $50 more in GST Vouchers for Singaporeans; SandCC.
SINGAPORE - Singaporeans will get $50 more in Goods and Services Tax (GST) Vouchers from this year. The GST Voucher, introduced in 2012 to help lower-and middle-income households with their expenses, is given in three parts - cash, Medisave and .
Singapore Budget 2015: Concessionary rate for Foreign Domestic Worker Levy.
SINGAPORE - From May 1, households eligible for the Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Concession will enjoy a further discount on the monthly levy. Employers of foreign maids now pay $265 a month in levies, or $120 if they qualify for a concessionary rate.
HIGHLIGHTS-Singapore lifts spending in new budget, raises future taxes for.
SINGAPORE, Feb 23 (Reuters) -. The following are some highlights of Singapores budget proposals for the fiscal year that will begin April 1. Keen to shore up its popularity as election talk rises, the Singapore government announced a series of.
Thailands Junta Upbeat on Economy, but Not Out of Woods Yet
Thailands junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy from recession, and while it seems to have business on board there is little evidence yet of a sustainable, broad-based recovery.
Daily News Talks: Singapore Budget 2015
Singapore Budget 2015, The long-awaited Jubilee Budget will be delivered in Parliament at 3.30pm today with high expectations that there will be something for all Singaporeans, in line with the nations 50th birthday and a��.
Singapore Budget 2015: Healthcare spending to hit over S$13 billion in 2020
Healthcare spending in Singapore is expected to rise from over S$9 billion this year, to over S$13 billion in 2020, said Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, on Monday. While we had set aside monies last year to fund the .
Saudi Prince Alwaleed Calls for Sovereign Fund as Oil Slides
Saudi Arabia should set up a sovereign wealth fund to protect itself from sliding oil prices by earning higher returns from its foreign reserves, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on Tuesday.
Singapore Budget 2015: More affordable child care fees, better quality child.
SINGAPORE - The Government will introduce a new Partner Operator (POP) scheme for child care. Child care operators on the scheme will have to commit to keeping fees affordable, while delivering quality child care services, Deputy Prime Minister and .
Singapore Budget 2015: Government to add Temaseks contributions to revenue.
SINGAPORE - The Government will move to include Temasek Holdings as a contributor to its Net Investment Returns (NIR) later this year, as a measure to strengthen the Republics fiscal position amid increased spending on social and infrastructure .
Indonesias Weakest Growth in Five Years Makes New Leaders Task Harder
Indonesias gross domestic product grew 5.01 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, its slowest in five years, highlighting the challenge that the new President Joko Widodo faces trying to turn around Southeast Asias largest economy.
U.N. Rights Chief Warns Against Anti-African Discrimination Over Ebola
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the new chief, warned against ill-conceived quarantines. He also said his agency needed more money to combat multiple crises.
China Creating a New Generation of Consumer
China intends to build 10 million affordable homes this year and 36 million units over five years. The eventual effect should be a rebalancing of the economy.
Singapore to unveil a peoples budget next week - CNBC.com
Singapores 2015 budget, coming as the nation turns 50 and during what could be an election year, will be keenly watched by residents hoping for more financial help for middle income households and increases in health��.
Weak April Export, Output Data Shows Thai Army Faces Tough Test
Thailands trade shrank in April and factory output fell for a 13th straight month, underscoring the damage political unrest has caused and the tough job the new military government faces reviving an economy that contracted in the first quarter.
Freezing foreign worker levies on SBFs Budget 2015 wishlist
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) has submitted a paper to the Government with its proposals on support for small- and medium-sized enterprises on Wednesday (Jan 7), ahead of Budget Day on Feb��.
Tharman: Budget 2015 To Address Needs Of All.
Singapores upcoming budget will likely address issues on retirement adequacy and ensuring good careers for the young and middle-aged, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman��.
Pentagon Weapons Buyer Sees Tough Choices From Tight Budgets
Tighter budgets risk hurting the combat readiness of some U.S. military units and will force tough decisions about research and procurement, but key weapons such as the F-35 fighter jet remain a priority, a senior Pentagon official said on Tuesday.
Singapore REIT - Retail - Wish list for Budget 2015.
Dear Ministers, masquerading as retailers and landlords, we hope Budget 2015 will provide some leeway for us to recover. Last year was a difficult one due to the combination of a labour crunch, retail leakage overseas via��.
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Researchers in Asian Countries Raise Their Scientific Profiles Worldwide
While researchers in many Western countries fret about declining budgets, scientists in many Asian nations are translating huge investments into impressive gains in research output.
Japan Casino Plan Likely to Be Delayed Again, Official Says
Japans plan to legalize casino gambling is likely to be delayed yet again, a senior official said, dealing a new blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a setback to operators anxious for the launch of Asias next big gambling market.
Thai Junta Sets Plan for Fast Rail Links to China
Thailands military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the countrys railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part of an eight-year plan to improve infrastructure, officials said Wednesday.
Findings published for ISCA Pre-Budget Survey 2015
Based on the survey findings, items that could be considered in Singapore Budget 2015 are tabulated in the Survey Findings here: https://lnkd.in/bmWKq5J Do share with us your thoughts. Posted by Institute of Singapore��.
AirAsia Has Little Margin for Error in Crisis Over Missing Jet
As AirAsia Bhd grapples with its first airliner disaster since its founding a dozen years ago, Asias biggest budget carrier will have little margin for error given tough competition and thin profits in the sector.
Singapore Budget 2015: CPF contribution rate for those aged 50-55 to be restored
The government will restore the Central Provident Fund (CPF) contribution rates for workers aged 50 to 55 to the same level as those for younger workers, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, said on Monday.
Singapore budget airline Scoot to launch flights to Melbourne
WITH Singapore budget carrier Scoot joining the likes Air Asia X and Jetstar in flying to Melbourne in November 2015, international students may enjoy lower airfares beyond Singapore to other parts of Asia. Darren Boon has��.
Deloitte Releases Singapore 2015 Budget Wish List
Friday, January 2, 2015. Deloitte Singapore has released its annual tax policy wish list, which has been compiled in response to an ongoing Ministry of Finance pre-2015 Budget consultation on tax and spending measures. Deloitte said the list��.
China Budget Carrier Spring Eyes $3 Billion A320 Order
Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines is set to make an order for up to 30 Airbus A320 aircraft worth $3 billion at list prices, the companys chairman told Reuters, amid an expected surge in budget flights in China.
Factbox: South Korea Joins U.S., Allies Planning to Buy F-35 Fighters
The United States and its allies plan to buy more than 3,100 new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter warplanes in coming years.
Singapore Budget 2015: Average spending on continuing education to push to S.
Spending on continuing education and training in Singapore will increase from about S$600 million per year over the last five years, to an average of over S$1 billion per year from now to 2020, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister, and.
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Singapore Budget 2015: Expect help for sandwiched class, families, elderly poor
The long-awaited Jubilee Budget will be delivered in Parliament at 3.30pm today with high expectations that there will be something for all Singaporeans, in line with the nations 50th birthday and a possible early election. Analysts have suggested a.
China’s Factory Output Is Slower Than Expected
Industrial output grew by 7.2 percent in November from a year earlier, reinforcing expectations of new policies to stimulate the giant Chinese economy.
Singapore Defence Budget 2015 - Senang Diri - Blogger
Singapore Defence Budget 2015: Investing in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) as our defensive shield for peace. Stung by two destructive world wars last century, Western nations now keep a wary eye on any war��.
Back in Asia, Hagel Pursues Shift to Counter China’s Goals in Pacific
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said a “pivot” in American foreign policy in Asia remained a priority, despite conflicts in the Middle East and budget crises at home.. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says a pivot in American foreign policy in Asia remains a priority, despite conflicts in the Middle East and budget crises at home; after only seven months in the job, Hagel is on his third trip as defense secretary to the region.
Singapore Budget 2015: Personal income tax for top 5% of earners to be raised.
SINGAPORE - The Government announced a move to tax the rich more, while it gave taxpayers an immediate one-off 50 per cent tax rebate to help middle-income earners. Marginal tax rates will go up for the top 5 per cent of income earners, who earn at.
Singapore Budget 2015: Subsidies for mid-career Singaporeans to be enhanced
The government will enhance education and training subsidies for mid-career Singaporeans, said Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, on Monday. All Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive subsidies enhanced .
AirAsia Shares Fall 7.8 Percent, Biggest Drop in Three Years After Plane Goes Missing
Shares in AirAsia fell 7.8 percent on Monday, their biggest one-day drop in more than three years after one of its aircraft went missing on its way to Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya.
Singapore Budget 2015: Tax deduction for donations to be raised in Jubilee Year
The government will raise the tax deduction for donations made in this Jubilee Year from 250 per cent to 300 per cent, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, said on Monday. It will also extend the 250-per cent tax.
Budget 2015: Petrol duty rates up, but offset by one-off road tax rebate
SINGAPORE: Petrol duty rates are set to increase, but this increase in expenditure for drivers will be partially offset by a one-off road tax rebate, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced in his Budget 2015 speech.