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February 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Singapore Budget Expected to Include Tax Cut: The government's fiscal 1994 spending plan is likely to contain a corporate tax cut of about 2%, but not the kind of extra perks that could spark the listless stock market, analysts said. This year's biggest change in the government's tax policy is already on its way in the form of a 3% goods and services tax, which goes into effect in April.
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February 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Singapore Budget Expected to Include Tax Cut: The government's fiscal 1994 spending plan is likely to contain a corporate tax cut of about 2%, but not the kind of extra perks that could spark the listless stock market, analysts said. This year's biggest change in the government's tax policy is already on its way in the form of a 3% goods and services tax, which goes into effect in April.
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January 5, 1997
Single, 20s, looking for same. So where do you find them? The monthly Swing magazine, which focuses on "life in your twenties," came up with this worldly list: TREKKING PERMIT OFFICE Katmandu, Nepal Traditional stop for fall trekkers in Himalayas. TAHITI-MOOREA FERRY French Polynesia Many travelers heading for Australia. SPANISH STEPS Rome Like a transplanted campus quad, without the textbooks. SUNSET CAFE Pushkar, India Attracts earthy-crunchy types, meditation students, friendly German women.
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September 21, 2003 | Jane Engle
Approaching Hong Kong by air in the daytime is unforgettable. The city looks like a forest of Erector-set towers gleaming against dark hills. The parade of nearly identical skyscrapers, honeycombed with windows, seems endless. It's Manhattan on steroids. An East-West trading center since the mid-19th century, Hong Kong remains a major international crossroads -- but a troubled one. Much of its elite class fled before the British territory reverted to Chinese control in 1997.
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