Southeast Asia faces speed bumps to export-driven growth

SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asia's strong exports and consumption, which helped sustain rapid growth throughout the region in 2017, are in a delicate spot as demand for electronic parts falls and interest rate hikes threaten to cool spending. Last year ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore to introduce GST on imported digital services

Singapore online shoppers currently were not taxed for purchases valued at below S$400. The new GST would be applied to business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer services, such as marketing, accounting, and IT services as well as apps ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore budget 2018 economists expect bumper surplus

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s strengthening economy having boosted government coffers, economists predict a larger-than-expected budget surplus for the financial year ending March . Ahead of Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s delivery of the Budget on Feb 19 ... ( read original story ...)