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Budget Speech 2009

Keeping Jobs, Building for the Future

Delivered in Parliament on 22 January 2009 by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Finance, Singapore

 
(Click to print in pdf 373kb or word 284kb format.)

 
Table of Contents  
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  (A) ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AND OUTLOOK  
     
      Global crisis and recession
     
    Economic situation and prognosis for Singapore
 
     
  (B) RESILIENCE PACKAGE  
     
      Keeping jobs, building for the future
 
     
      Resilience Package: Five components
 
     
      Emerging stronger
 
     
  (C) JOBS FOR SINGAPOREANS  
     
      Jobs Credit
 
     
      Re-skilling: SPUR for workers and professionals
 
     
  (D) STIMULATING BANK LENDING  
     
      Special Risk-Sharing Initiative (SRI)
 
     
  (E) ENHANCING BUSINESS CASH-FLOW AND COMPETITIVENESS  
     
      Preparing for opportunities
 
     
      (i) Easing business cash-flow
 
     
      (ii) Sharpening competitiveness and capabilities for innovation
 
     
  (F) SUPPORTING FAMILIES  
     
      Direct assistance to households
 
     
      Support for charitable giving and the community
 
     
  (G) BUILDING A HOME FOR THE FUTURE  
     
      Expanding and accelerating infrastructure spending
 
     
      Developing suburban nodes
 
     
      Sustainable development
 
     
      Best place for families
 
     
  (H) SINGAPORE’S FISCAL ADVANTAGE  
     
      Prudent fiscal policies have given us critical resources
 
     
      Budget position
 
     
  (I) CONCLUSION  
     
  ANNEXES  
       
      ANNEX A: Jobs Credit (pdf 25kb)
       
    ANNEX B: Stimulating Bank Lending (pdf 50kb)
       
    ANNEX C-1: Enhancing Business Cashflow And Competitiveness (pdf 48kb)
       
    ANNEX C-2: Maritime Capability Development (pdf 25kb)
       
    ANNEX D: Tax Assistance To Households And Support For Community Efforts (pdf 15kb)
       
    ANNEX E: Budget Position (pdf 74kb)