HSBC more than doubles pre-tax profits to US$17.2b in 2017

1 Singapore Budget 2018: Top marginal buyer's stamp duty for residential properties up to 4% from 3% 2 Singapore Budget 2018: GST to be hiked to 9% in "earlier" part of 2021-2025 period 3 Singapore Budget 2018: SG Bonus 'hongbao' of S$100, S$200 or S$300 ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Boosts Taxes for Revenue

Feb.19 -- Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced a range of tax increases in his budget, including a surprise hike in property levies, as he seeks to shore up savings to cope with a rapidly aging population. Bloomberg's Haslinda Amin reports ... ( read original story ...)

32,000 households are in mortgage of 3 months or more

A drop in household income and prolonged unemployment or illness are among the common reasons why Singapore households fall into mortgage arrears, revealed the Ministry of National Development. Notably, out of the 405,000 households with outstanding ... ( read original story ...)