20 Feb '17, 2pm

The main takeaways for economists from Singapore's budget

Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat outlined plans in his budget speech on Monday to sustain economic growth in coming years. The government will enhance the rebate on corporate income tax and introduce a personal income tax rebate, help businesses in oil-services industries and accelerate infrastructure spending. Below are some comments from budget watchers: Brian Tan, Nomura Holdings Inc. “The budget is very focused on implementing Committee on the Future Economy strategies as we expected. Short-term measures including cash handouts, tax rebates for households should help offset an uptick in unemployment, but focus stayed on medium-term measures looking to boost competitiveness and infrastructure. A small planned surplus means the government may run a small deficit over the next two years.” Julian Wee, National Australia Bank Ltd. The most important market news o...

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