Economic Outlook Series: Focus on Singapore and Budget 2018

Shanker Iyer, Founder & Chairman, Iyer Practice and Irvin Seah, Executive Director for Economics and Currency Research, DBS Bank

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : February 23, 2018

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $25.00

2018-02-23 11:45:00 2018-02-23 13:30:00 Asia/Singapore 2018_02_23 Economic Outlook Series: Focus on Singapore - AmCham Singapore

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Singapore’s economy performed better than expected in 2017 assisted by both a growing world economy as well as an improvement in domestic productivity. 

At the same time the Prime Minister said last November that taxes are set to go up as Singapore government spending increases.

This year’s Budget is eagerly awaited and experts expect an announcement that the goods and services tax (GST), currently 7%, will be raised within the next few years. 

Join us for a lunch briefing with Shanker Iyer, Founder and Chairman of Iyer Practice Advisers, and Irvin Seah, Executive Director for Economics and Currency Research, DBS Bank to discuss the outlook for Singapore and the regional economies and take a close look at the Government of Singapore's policy responses and specific tax and other changes introduced in the 2018 budget.

Shanker Iyer
Founder & Chairman
Iyer Practice

  Iyer  is  the  Founder  and  Chairman  of  Iyer Practice,  a  specialist  advisory  firm,  with  offices  in Singapore and  Hong  Kong,  and  over  70  professional staff.  He  qualified  as  a  Chartered  Accountant  in London  and  was  a  Partner  of  a  leading  accounting firm in the UK for over 10 years.

  is  currently  Chairman  of  the  International Fiscal  Association,  Singapore  Branch,  and  is  also Chairman  of the  Singapore International  Chamber  of Commerce’s  Tax  Policy  Committee.  He  is  a  past Chairman  of the  Singapore International  Chamber  of Commerce,  European  Chamber  of  Commerce  and British Chamber of Commerce.

  extensive  experience  spanning  over  four decades,  Shanker  has  built  an  expertise  in  advising privately-held  businesses,  high  net-worth  individuals and  family  offices,  on  a  wide  range  of  international tax, regulatory, immigration and trust matters.

Irvin Seah
Executive Director for Economics and Currency Research
DBS Bank

Seah is  the  Executive Director  for Economics  and Currency  Research  at  DBS  Bank  in  Singapore.  He joined DBS in 2006 and he is currently in charge of the macroeconomic coverage of Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.   Apart from supporting the bank’s investment strategies and advising DBS clients on macro-economic issues, his opinions on the economy are often featured in the media.

  began his career in the Singapore Ministry of Trade  and  Industry,  Economics  Division,  as  a government  economist  under  the  Economist  Service Scheme.  In his career with the Ministry, Irvin was deeply involved in a wide range of government initiatives.  He was also a trade economist as well as a trade negotiator in MTI.  Apart from trade related research work, he was also involved in the WTO and several FTA negotiations.

  in  Mandarin,  Irvin  holds  a  Master  of Business  (Applied  Economics)  degree  from  the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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