The Week in Retrospect [Feb 23-28]

The Budget is all we can talk about this week as we bring you bits and pieces of this quarter’s biggest news yet!

Numbers You Need To Know from the Singapore Budget 2015: If you cannot be bothered to read the entire Budget 2015 transcript, check out these key numbers for some quick understanding, exclusively from the Straits Times.

Singapore versus Hong Kong: Longtime contending cities, the back-to-back budget announcements of Singapore and Hong Kong could not have come at a better time as their rivalry to become Asia’s top investment hub continues.

Comprehensive Initiatives in the Singapore Budget 2015: From businesses to income earners and the elderly, the Business Times highlights some of the key initiatives announced at this year’s Budget.

Businesses Pushed to Go Abroad: Good news beckon for SMEs looking to expand beyond the shores of Singapore as the Singapore government has announced increased support under IE’s grant schemes from 50 to 70 percent for three years.

Are Low Taxes Sustainable in Asia?: William Pesek talks low taxes in Asia, especially in Singapore and Hong Kong and their unlikely impact on the current business environment in the region.