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Market closes in on record

THE stock market rose more during Mr Macleod's speech than for any Budget in the past five years, leaving it barely 11 points below the record closing level set last November.

Thursday, 4 March, 1993, 12:00am

Action pledged to tackle underspending problem

A PUBLIC Works Progress Committee will be set up to oversee the implementation of the capital works plan as part of the Government's effort to address the serious underspending problem.

Mr Macleod also announced the establishment of a computerised management system and more private sector participation to prevent delays.

4 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Reality triumphs over leers and crooning

THERE were no legislators in the chamber. Only Mrs Elizabeth Wong sat on a back-row seat quietly chewing over some incredibly important document or other. So it was easy to let the imagination run riot.

4 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Red Budget cover

THIS year's Budget is covered in red ink. Coral Red, to be strictly accurate - anemone-coloured.

The assembled media gasped as the Financial Secretary (above) held a copy near each side of his head at the traditional pre-Budget photo opportunity yesterday.

3 Mar 1993 - 12:00am