Commentary

China has the right weapons to win a trade war

China has the right weapons to win a trade war

China exports more to the United States than the US exports to China. That makes US President Donald Trump furious — so furious, in fact, that he may be willing to start a trade...

How SMEs can be more nimble and innovative

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often lack resources and are buffeted by unpredictable events. But their very smallness means they can also be nimble.

A cautiously confident Budget in an uncertain world

A cautiously confident Budget in an uncertain world

With global and economic uncertainty looming large, Singapore’s Budget 2017 struck an expansionary and inclusive tone, with a focus on growth from within. In this brave new...

Tax policies should take aim at specific behaviours

Tax policies should take aim at specific behaviours

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has done a commendable job managing the budget, especially under current challenging conditions. However, with tax rates at a current low, the...

Reliefs aside, need for growth transformation remains

Reliefs aside, need for growth transformation remains

Businesses who were hoping for bold recommendations and extensive reliefs in Budget 2017 to help them alleviate business costs and ride out the current weak economic outlook may...