Publications

Publications

SNAPSHOTS OF HONG KONG BUDGET 2019/2020
08 March 2019

The Finance Secretary Mr. Paul Chan delivered his budget speech on 27 February 2019 against the backdrop of a significant fall in Hong Kong’s fiscal surplus in 2018. Amidst uncertainties, such as the US-China trade disputes, slowdown of China economy and the effects of Brexit, Mr Chan foresees that the Hong Kong economy could slow […]

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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019
27 February 2019

Budget 2019, delivered by the Finance Minister, Mr Heng Swee Kiat, on 18 February 2019 offers strategic vision to strengthen Singapore’s social framework as an inclusive and forward-looking society. Themed as building “a strong, united Singapore”, this year’s budget seeks to continue the restructuring journey which the Government had undertaken since 2010.

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SNAPSHOTS OF HONG KONG BUDGET 2018/2019
05 March 2018

The Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Paul Chan delivered the 2018/19 Budget speech on 28 February 2018.

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Singapore Budget Highlights 2018
28 February 2018

This year’s Budget delivered by the Finance Minister, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, on 19 February 2018 outlined steps Singapore must take in order to prepare for three major shifts in the coming decade. These three shifts are: global economic focus on Asia, the emergence of new technologies and an ageing population

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SNAPSHOTS OF HONG KONG BUDGET 2017/2018
13 March 2017

The new Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Paul Chan, delivered his inaugural Budget speech recently.

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Singapore Budget Highlights 2017
01 March 2017

The Finance Minister, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, presented his second Budget on 20 February 2017 against a backdrop on the recommendations by the Committee of Future Economy (“CFE”) and the clamour for assistance from the government to address rising business costs especially for Small and Medium Enterprises (“SMEs”).

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Singapore Budget Highlights 2016
31 March 2016

The Finance Minister, Mr. Heng Swee Kiat, presented his maiden Budget on 24 March 2016. Marked as his first Budget under the current term of government, the Minister draws on challenges that Singapore is facing currently as the driving force behind the urgency to transform its economy through enterprise and innovation.

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Singapore Budget Highlights 2015
09 March 2015

The Minister for Finance presented the Budget 2015 on 23 February 2015. Though much anticipated by Singaporeans as the “Jubilee Budget” on account of Singapore’s 50th year of independence, the Minister has avoided any overly generous handouts and presented a considerably measured response to the global and domestic issues facing the nation. The budget announcement […]

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Doing Business In Hong Kong
09 March 2015

Free trade has always been the lifeline of Hong Kong. It is one of the most open and externally orientated economies in the world. Its proximity to the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), its similarities with the PRC in terms of culture, social customs, language and its international business environment have made it an ideal […]

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Doing Business in Singapore
08 May 2014

Singapore has always been a preferred choice for many foreign investors especially those seeking an entry into Asia.  Indeed, there is no better a gate way to Asia than Singapore. Singapore offers many outstanding advantages.  Other than being strategically located, its skilled and qualified workforce, low taxes, political stability as well as a world-class infrastructure […]

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