29 Jan '11, 1am

Government to scale down crisis schemes: Therefore, the Loan Insurance Scheme Plus (LIS+) and the Export Coverag...

SINGAPORE - The Government will revise the Special Risk-Sharing Initiative (SRI) and the enhanced business financing schemes as it is now easier for companies to secure credit through the commercial markets, with the global economy on a firmer footing and financial markets more stable. In a joint statement on Friday, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Finance said the Bridging Loan Programme would cease on Feb 1, while other financing schemes would continue on a scaled-down basis. The initiatives were introduced to help cushion the impact of the global economic downturn and help stimulate lending. The SRI and the enhanced business financing schemes catalysed nearly 26,000 loans worth about $9.2 billion since December 2008. More than 14,000 companies have benefited from these schemes, the Government said. Cross-border financing has improved over the last...

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Government to review Baby Bonus scheme

Government to review Baby Bonus scheme

channelnewsasia.com 04 Feb '11, 8am

SINGAPORE: The Singapore government is undertaking another review of the Baby Bonus scheme which aims to encourage married...

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asiaone.com 29 Jan '11, 3am

TAIPEI, Taiwan - An opposition lawmaker blasted the administration Thursday for increasing public debt to boost the econom...