Singapore Budget Conversations 2021

Singapore Budget Conversations 2021

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Tune in to MONEY FM 89.3 as we discuss and analyse this year's budget on the issues that matter most to you.

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Singapore Budget Conversations 2021
The Breakfast Huddle's Elliott Danker and Ryan Huang speak to Minister Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance & National Development, Barnabas Gan, Economist, UOB and Ajay Kumar Sanganeria, Head of Tax, KPMG in Singapore about various announcements in Budget 2021 and what it means for businesses, the economy and Singaporeans.


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26 February: Deep diving into Budget 2021

Prime Time speaks to journalists from The Straits Times every week for an analysis of the biggest headline of the week. Howie Lim spoke to Choo Yun Ting who had more insights into Budget 2021.

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25 February: Travel Thursday: Tourism sector gets more support, what more can be done?

The announcement of Budget 2021 revealed that our aviation sector will get additional support and extended cost relief to the tune of $870 million. While this is good news to those in the sector, other tourism-related sectors are still feeling the heat from the almost zero tourism numbers in the last year or so. Kevin Cheong, Chairman, Association of Singapore Attractions shares what more could have been done in Budget 2021 for the tourism sector and if the aid given by the Singapore government would ever be enough for the crippled industry.

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19 February: Budget 2021 has been announced - what next?

After an unprecedented year in which Singapore experienced its worst recession since independence, the global battle against the pandemic remains far from over. On Tuesday 16th February, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that Budget 2021 will shift “from containment to restructuring” as Singapore’s economy continues to reopen. Linette Lai, Political Correspondent, The Straits Times provides a summary of the key announcements.

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18 February: Career 360: Budget 2021 and workers

How far will Budget 2021 continue to cushion the pandemic’s impact on the manpower sector? Howie Lim speaks to Wendy Heng, Associate Director - Sales & Marketing, Healthcare, Supply Chain, Robert Walters to find out.

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18 February: Post Budget 2021 Conversation: Social Impacts

In Budget 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced measures to strengthen the “social compact” and support Singaporeans who have been more badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Paulin Tay Straughan, Professor of Sociology (Practice), Dean of Students & Director of the Centre for Research on Successful Ageing, Singapore Management University shares more on how Singaporeans will benefit from these new measures.

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18 February: Travel Thursday: Aviation sector to get S$870 million in aid this year

The aviation industry, which has been heavily crippled due to travel restrictions all over the world, will be getting more help from Budget 2021. A total of S$870 million in financial support will be given to airlines and other aviation players as the Government continues its assistance for the beleaguered industry. Ven Sreenivasan, Associate Editor, The Straits Times shares more on whether this is enough for the aviation sector to survive, and an outlook on the sector.

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17 February: Budget 2021 and Singapore's sustainable finance landscape

A key component of this year’s Singapore Budget was sustainability and building a green home for all. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat stated that green finance will be an important enabler to support the sustainability story. Professor Annie Koh, Professor Emeritus of Finance (practice), Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University shares her thoughts on what this means for Singapore's business and finance landscape.

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17 February: Powering Your Property: Could we see measures to cool Singapore's Property market?

Ismail Gafoor, CEO, PropNex Realty discuss the impact of this year's Budget on the property market and whether we could see cooling measures in the months ahead.

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17 February: Mind Your Business: Gaining an economic advantage with tech

Does Budget 2021 ensure that tech adoption drives sustainable recovery and inclusive growth? Howie Lim spoke to Neville Vincent, Vice President for South Asia Pacific at Nutanix to find out.

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17 February: Budget 2021 market winners

Sudhan P, Investment Lead, Seedly breaks down the highlights from Budget 2021 and which are the stocks to watch that might benefit

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17 February, 7:35AM: Budget 2021 Review

Suan Teck Kin, Head of Research, UOB
Chiu Wu Hong, Partner, Head of Enterprise, Tax, KPMG in Singapore
Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University
Lam Yi Young, CEO, Singapore Business Federation

In this post Budget 2021 post panel discussion, Suan Teck Kin, Head of Research, UOB, Chiu Wu Hong, Partner, Head of Enterprise, Tax, KPMG in Singapore, Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University and Lam Yi Young, CEO, Singapore Business Federation give their analysis of the 4 key areas of the Emerging Stronger Together budget recently announced in Parliament by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.

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16 February: Key Highlights of Budget 2021

Dr Gillian Koh, Deputy Director of the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS and Kurt Wee, President of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises share their insights on the key initiatives in the Budget 2021 speech delivered by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat.

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16 February, 3PM: Budget 2021 Announcement - Live Broadcast

Followed by ST LIVE Commentary - Budget 2021: Resetting Singapore moderated by Michelle Martin of MONEY FM 89.3.
She spoke with industry experts
Alvin Liew, Senior Economist, UOB
Harvey Koenig, Partner, Tax, KPMG in Singapore
Ven Sreenivasan, Associate Editor, The Straits Times
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16 February, 8AM: KPMG's Budget Proposal to Re-imagine, Re-plan and Re-create (Part 2)

Pre-Budget Conversations 2021, brought to you exclusively by KPMG
Alan Lau, Partner, Head of Financial Services, Tax, KPMG in Singapore
Cherine Fok, Director, Sustainability Services, KPMG IMPACT, KPMG in Singapore

KPMG in Singapore has released its proposals on Budget 2021 for Singapore to seize growth opportunities and lead transformation at a national and enterprise level. Their 3R framework proposal for Budget 2021 also ensures greater effectiveness of government policies preparing the nation for when the economy rebounds. Alan Lau, Partner, Head of Financial Services, Tax, KPMG in Singapore and Cherine Fok, Director Sustainability Services, KPMG IMPACT, KPMG in Singapore share the importance of continued support for local businesses and entrepreneurs and what the Singapore government can do to assist in early-stage development of a green economy.

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16 February, 7:30AM: Budget Day 2021 - What Can We Expect

Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Straits Times

In a Facebook post, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat took the chance to announce the name of Budget 2021 and said that Singapore must continue to focus on coming out of the Covid-19 crisis stronger, and forge partnerships to meet the challenges ahead “as one people”. Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Straits Times shares what we can expect from the ‘Emerging Stronger Together’ budget and what more can be done in Budget 2021 to hopefully boost Singapore’s economy.

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15 February: KPMG's Budget Proposal to Re-imagine, Re-plan and Re-create (Part 1)

Pre-Budget Conversations 2021, brought to you exclusively by KPMG
Tan Chee Wei, Partner, Head of Consumer & Retail, Tax, KPMG in Singapore
Rakesh Agarwal, Partner, Advisory, KPMG in Singapore

How can Budget 2021 help businesses seize growth opportunities? KPMG in Singapore has released its proposals on Budget 2021 for Singapore to seize growth opportunities and lead transformation at a national and enterprise level. Guided by a 3R framework, KPMG’s Budget 2021 recommendations are set out to re-imagine Singapore’s economy post COVID-19 environment. Tan Chee Wei, Partner, Head of Consumer & Retail, Tax, and Rakesh Agarwal, Partner, Advisory, at KPMG in Singapore share more.

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10 February: KPMG's Budget Expectations

Timothy Go and Tan Chee Wei, Partner, Head of Consumer & Retail, Tax, KPMG in Singapore discuss expectations for the budget, the vulnerable sectors it targets and positioning for economic growth.

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9 February: AWARE's 2021 Budget Recommendations

Michelle Martin and Chong Ning Qian, Senior Executive, Research, AWARE Group discuss AWARE's budget recommendations for assistance for vulnerable groups with the upcoming Budget.

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9 February: What is the manufacturing sector hoping to see

As announced by Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, there is now a new 10-year plan to grow Singapore's manufacturing sector by 50 percent and maintain its share of about 20 percent of GDP. Douglas Foo, President, Singapore Manufacturing Federation shares how effective this 10-year plan will be with the many uncertainties we are facing right now due to Covid-19 and plus with Budget 2021 around the corner, what is the manufacturing sector is hoping to see in this year’s budget.

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2 February: Outlook for Singapore's Economy and Budget 2021

Prime Time's Rachel Kelly speaks to Pushan Dutt, Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD about the outlook for Singapore's economy and Budget 2021.

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2 February: KPMG proposes Budget 2021 to Re-imagine, Re-plan and Re-create Singapore for the new reality

Ahead of Budget 2021, KPMG in Singapore has released its proposals for Singapore to seize growth opportunities and lead transformation at a national and enterprise level. The recommendations seek to accelerate Singapore towards a smart nation and world-leading supply chain hub, embracing internationalization while creating an enterprise resilience environment. Ajay Kumar Sanganeria, Head of Tax, KPMG in Singapore shares how different their wishlist was compared to 2020 and breaks down the KPMG’ 3R framework proposal for Budget 2021.

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25 January: Singapore Business Federation’s wishlist

The Singapore Business Federation(SBF) SME Committee (SMEC) has put forth six key recommendations in its recommendations for the Singapore Budget 2021 to the government on 30 November 2020. Kurt Wee, President, Association of Small and Medium Enterprises shares more about SBF’s key recommendations and how their wish list for this year is different from the previous year.

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