26 Feb '11, 2pm

Inflation, low fertility rate among issues raised at post-Budget dialogue

Inflation, low fertility rate among issues raised at post-Budget dialogue

SINGAPORE: Inflation, Singapore's low fertility rate, and entrepreneurship - these were some topics raised by youths at a post-Budget dialogue. On the panel was Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan, who entertained the queries of a hundred PMETs, short for professionals, managers, executives and technicians, from Young NTUC and the Nanyang Business School. Stanley Chia, Managing Director of Envisage and a student at Nanyang Business School, said: "Currently I'm on sabbatical, to start my own business. But I realised that during this process, where all my friends are seeking for internships, they're getting high-paying jobs. And it becomes a very conflicting thought in me, whether to continue my business or to look for a comfortable job." The minister-in-charge of entrepreneurship said he hoped to see half of those present there start their own enterprises....

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