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However, Singapore Management University Law Prof and former Nominated Member of Parliament Eugene Tan commented that although "having the AGC's advice gives the Government a stronger footing in the matter", it is ultimately something for Parliament to decide as parliamentary debates also ...
The case of Singapore is more than just a funny gotcha to use against right-wingers. It actually raises an interesting question about what it is people care about when it comes to "capitalism" and "socialism." Is capitalism primarily about markets or private ownership? Relatedly, is socialism primarily about ...

The views, ideas and worries of Singapore's youth will take centre stage in a series of dialogues to be launched next month. Much like the Our Singapore Conversation series of a few years ago, the new Youth Conversations is aiming to inform the young about important national issues as well as help them ...
The Singapore government recently accepted in principle the recommendations of the Tripartite Workgroup addressing challenges faced by self-employed persons in the country's gig economy. All around the world, the burgeoning gig economy--the trend of workers taking contract, short-term, or "side gigs" ...
SINGAPORE'S top companies enjoyed their most profitable year yet, with double-digit increases that took their combined profits to a record high. The 1,000 largest companies saw a 10.5 per cent jump in annual profits for years ended May 31, from S$165.4 billion in the period ended 2016 to S$182.8 billion ...
The historic exchange of visits was made possible through the tireless efforts of Mr Tan Chin Tiong, who was Singapore's ambassador to Japan from 2004 to ... who attended on behalf of Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, highlighted the diplomat's work in bringing Singaporean and Japanese politicians, ...

The Singapore government recently accepted in principle the recommendations of the Tripartite Workgroup addressing challenges faced by self-employed persons in the country's gig economy. All around the world, the burgeoning gig economy--the trend of workers taking contract, short-term, or "side gigs" ...
WASHINGTON -- A deadly collision between the U.S. Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain and a commercial oil tanker in the Singapore Strait in August was caused by a sudden turn to port by the McCain that sent it into the path of the tanker, an investigation by the Singapore government has found.
SINGAPORE -- The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has smashed a local drug trafficking syndicate and arrested five people -- including the gang leader ... Drive early on Tuesday morning on the lookout for a 34-year-old Singaporean man believed to be the ringleader of the drug trafficking syndicate.
The annual funding of IHL lifelong learning programmes is expected to be increased by S$100 million from S$210 million today. In line with the Government's policy objective of promoting lifelong learning, NUS is expanding its lifelong learning initiative, wherein every NUS student enrolment will be ...
AMID the furore over taxes in Budget 2018, the critical question of Singapore's approach to foreign talent in the face of major manpower and demographic challenges went largely undebated. Foreign manpower is a hot-button issue and understandably so, one that sits uncomfortably with the public.
[SINGAPORE] Singapore is setting up its first cyber security start-up incubation hub, with funding to be provided for new inventions, as the nation strives to carve out a role for itself in the ... At least 50 per cent of the manpower employed in the project must be Singaporean or Singapore permanent resident.
SINGAPORE - The government aims to bring down its rate of late payment to business vendors to below 5 per cent on average, down from the current 6.5 per cent, said Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah in Parliament on Tuesday (March 6). She said that the government ...
The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) is working with relevant government agencies, industry partners and business associations such as the Singapore Business Federation to explore various e-invoicing standards and a common framework for businesses to adopt here.
Lehane said the company would also consider putting a cap on the number of days hosts in Singapore can rent their property. A registration system for hosts, which the company has put in place in other markets, would also help the government address any issues that may crop up, he said.
Airbnb's (Private:AIRB) head of global policy says the company wants to find a way to appease the government of Singapore, its Asia Pacific headquarters. Chris Lehane to Reuters: "We feel optimistic that as the government looks around and sees the 400 plus partnerships that have been done, that if we ...
News of two more e-Government apps may underwhelm, but don't knock them till you try them. And if you do criticise them, ... SINGAPORE: Another mobile app by the Singapore Government? Yawn. That could very ... We will have the truly active Singaporean in an active society," he said. This is already ...

Updates to the National Digital System were provided yesterday including the planned launch of a SingPass Mobile app providing an enhanced two-factor authentication method and extending the use of the Government's MyInfo profile to 160 government to citizen services by the end of 2018 from the ...
[SINGAPORE] United States President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit Singapore later this year, said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Thursday (March 1)."We look forward to receiving him," Dr Balakrishnan told the House during the debate on ...
The People's Action Party that has governed Singapore for nearly six decades said earlier this month that it planned to raise GST to 9% between 2021 and 2025 from the current 7%, to support rising expenditure on health care, security and infrastructure. The government had stressed the need to boost ...
... over Singapore's low birth rate. Why were people not dating, if surveys show that most young Singaporeans wanted to be married? And how can married couples be encouraged to have more babies? Some wondered why government schemes to encourage parenthood had not produced more results, ...
SINGAPORE - Parents registering the birth of their child will soon be able to do so without filling up a paper form. From June this year, ... our processes," he said. Specifically, citizens should not have to figure out which door to take to access government services, he said, citing its No Wrong Door Policy.
SINGAPORE: The Government is launching a new scholarship programme aimed at attracting top Singaporean students who have demonstrated potential for technical leadership and a passion for serving in the public sector, said Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister-in-charge of Government Technology Agency ...
SINGAPORE: From June this year, parents of young children will have a new app that comes pre-bundled with Government services they will likely need to use ... As part of the MOL (Families) app, Singaporean parents can use it to, for example, register a child's birth online for the first time, if they have their ...
The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) is developing a centrally-managed platform, called the Singapore Government Technology Stack (SGTS), for public sector agencies to build their digital applications. The SGTS is a redesign of Government's digital infrastructure, to achieve ...
MORE must be done to ensure that workers are not left behind as Singapore seeks to transform its economy, said Members of Parliament on the first day of the Budget 2018 debate. Manpower issues dominated much of the air time during the six hours in Parliament. Foo Mee Har, MP for West Coast group ...
Last Monday, Feb. 12 Chief Fintech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Sopnendu Mohanty mocked the excessive speculatory activity that is "perhaps negatively impacting the whole experimentation of cryptocurrency." He nevertheless confirmed his dedication to the Singapore central ...
The government guarantees debt instruments issued by Clifford Capital, a project financing firm funded by Temasek and other financial institutions, whose mandate is to promote the role of Singapore-based companies in infrastructure projects, both within the country and abroad. But the government itself ...
Singapore: Singapore government has decided to freeze the salaries of its ministers, already among the world's highest paid, ignoring a review panel that recommended ... "The government has decided not to make any changes now, and to maintain the current salary framework and salary level," Teo said.
Singapore: Even as he called this year's Budget a forward-looking one that anchors Singapore firmly in the future, Low Thia Khiang of the workers' Party took issue with the government's announcement of a hike in the good and services tax (GST), saying it was an "unnecessary distraction". His comment ...
Singapore: Addressing Parliament on day two of the Budget debate, workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim urged the government to delve deeper into the sources of inequality in Singapore, saying the issue is a threat to the solidarity of the nation. The first of her fellow opposition members to speak on ...
Mr Chong wanted to know the expected GDP contribution from large-scale infrastructure projects such as Changi Airport Terminal 5, and how these could reduce Singapore's reliance on future GST hikes. He also asked if the government would set a cap on GST's contribution to total revenue, or a ceiling to ...
Singapore - Seniors aged 50 and above will now have easier access to government schemes available to them with the launch of a one-stop website that consolidates and explains these schemes simply. At www.silverschemes.sg, which is also mobile-optimised, seniors can choose from three age ...
The size of the Reg S issue, to carry an unconditional and irrevocable guarantee from the government of Singapore, is expected to be $300 million, according to the leads. Clifford capital is the only issuer from Singapore to enjoy this explicit guarantee. The notes have an expected S&P rating of AAA.
MORE must be done to ensure that workers are not left behind as Singapore seeks to transform its economy, said Members of Parliament on the first day of the Budget 2018 debate. Manpower issues dominated much of the air time during the six hours in Parliament. Foo Mee Har, MP for West Coast group ...
Singapore: The government's rationale behind hiking the Goods and Services tax (GST) to 9 per cent in a few years' time found support among most Members of Parliament (MPs) who spoke on the first day of Budget debates in Parliament. However, there were calls to review if all avenues have been ...
Last Monday, Feb. 12 Chief Fintech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Sopnendu Mohanty mocked the excessive speculatory activity that is "perhaps negatively impacting the whole experimentation of cryptocurrency." He nevertheless confirmed his dedication to the Singapore central ...
The government guarantees debt instruments issued by Clifford capital, a project financing firm funded by Temasek and other financial institutions, whose mandate is to promote the role of Singapore-based companies in infrastructure projects, both within the country and abroad. But the government itself ...
Singapore, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- International Enterprise Singapore, a government agency that promotes international trade and partners Singapore companies to go global, announced on Wednesday that the city-state's total services trade grew 4.7 percent in 2017, after the flat performance in the ...
Implementing such a system in Singapore would fulfil the vision that PM Lee sketched out in his National Day Rally speech in 2017, "Many cities already have comprehensive CCTV and sensor networks. And they also can integrate the inputs from all the sources, analyse and make sense of the information, and respond ...
Singapore economy expanded 3.6% in 2017; slower growth expected this year ... Singapore's economy expanded 3.6 per cent last year - faster than initial estimates - thanks largely to strong growth in the manufacturing sector. ... government forecasters are tipping growth of 1.5 to 3.5 per cent this year.
Others believe that the government needs to continue to assist SMEs, but should review its current schemes and incentives. Given Singapore's state-guided form of capitalism since independence, the Government is a significant player in the economy; whatever it chooses to do or not to do will have a large ...
Singapore government Backs New US Data Center Developer EdgeCore ... GIC, the investment fund that manages Singapore's foreign reserves, will be the lead anchor investor in EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, a newly launched investment vehicle, whose management plans to build, buy, and operate ...
The company has a team of 15 developers and engineers in India but maintains its "nerve centre" in Singapore. "The thought of hiring engineers here is extremely daunting, partly because of the cost, as well as the fact that great talent is in short supply," said founder Amit Saberwal. "The government has ...
Singapore (Reuters) - Singapore, a city-state famed for the low-tax model that helped transform it from a gritty port town to an Asian Manhattan, is expected to put something unusual in this year's government budget announcement: a tax hike. Nine of 10 Economists polled by Reuters think the ...
Singapore - The Republic's ability to create drinking water from the sea and used water using state-of-the-art membrane technology has been recognised internationally. But now the government wants to push membranes even further. To spur research and adoption of membrane technology beyond the ...
Singapore Polytechnic will collaborate with industry partners to expand data analytics capabilities and knowledge in Singapore among local ... Other than academia-industry collaborations, the Singapore government is also implementing proactive policies and measures to help prepare the country for the ...
Rolls-Royce has announced it is establishing a research and development (R&D) lab in Singapore in cooperation with Singapore government agency a*star and Singapore Aero Engine Services. Thales has announced it is expanding its MRO facility in Singapore for avionics systems, making it Thales' ...
flash floods cannot be completely eliminated, even as the Singapore government has invested S$1.2 billion in drainage improvement works, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli. With climate change, more intense rainfall is expected to be the norm in the future, said ...
"Singapore's highly developed free-market economy owes its success in large measure to its remarkably open and corruption-free business environment, prudent monetary and fiscal policies, and a transparent legal framework," the report added. "The government is prudent in its implementation of an ...


 

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