Which S.E.Asian gov't manages their national budget best?

Governments take charge of their country’s finance, they are bestowed by their people the trust to handle the national budget in a responsible way. Governments collected, on behalf of the country, the tax revenues and other national income, conduct investments and earn profits for the country, and in turn use them on national expenditure like infrastructure development, public works, defence, welfare, and more.

When government spends more than the budget allows, they incur a budget deficit. The sum of deficit would be taken out from the reserves to cover that shortage. If there’s money remain after all the spending, the country incurred budget surplus. The US and European nations have for decades, incurred huge budget deficit leading to the accumulation of unsustainable high level of debts.

We now see how the national budgets for Southeast Asian nations look like;

1. Singapore
2011 Budget Balance: $102 million - surplus
Source: http://www.singaporebudget.gov.sg/budge … lights.pdf
Reserves: $225.8 billion
How long reserves would last if trend continues: Infinite

2. East Timor
2011 Budget Balance: $0 - balanced
Source: http://www.laohamutuk.org/econ/OGE11/10OJE2011.htm
East Timor has not build up a national reserves

3. Laos
2011 Budget Balance: (-$191 million) - deficit
Source: http://www.emergingmarkets.org/Article/ … rship.html
Reserves: $756 million
How long reserves would last if trend continues: 4 years (2015)

4. Cambodia
2011 Budget Balance: (-$650 million) - deficit
Source: http://www.crrt-cambodia.org/national-b … -riel.html
Reserves: $3.84 billion
How long reserves would last if trend continues: 6 years (2017)

5. Brunei
2011 Budget Balance: (-$1 billion) - deficit
Source: http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2011 … et-deficit
Reserves: $25 billion
How long reserves would last if trend continues: 25 years (2036)

6. Myanmar
2011 Budget Balance: (-$1.6 billion) - deficit
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Myanmar-a … l?x=0&.v=2
Reserves: $3.8 billion
How long reserves would last if trend continues: 2.5 years (2014)

7. Vietnam
2011 Budget Balance: (-$6.1 billion) - deficit
Source: http://vietnambusiness.asia/vietnam-sta … n-in-2011/
Reserves: $13 billion
How long reserves would last if trend continues: Slightly more than 2 years (2013)

8. Philippines
2011 Budget Balance: (-$6.6 billion) - deficit
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ … 0120110809
Reserves: $62.37 billion
How long reserves would last if trend continues: 9.5 years (2021)

9. Thailand
2011 Budget Balance: (-$11.3 billion) - deficit
Source: http://www.bb.go.th/FILEROOM/CABBBIWEBF … 000025.PDF
Reserves: $176.1 billion
How long reserves would last if trend continues: 16 years (2027)

10. Indonesia
2011 Budget Balance: (-$14.6 billion) - deficit
Source: https://www.dbsvresearch.com/research%5 … 10Nov1.pdf
Reserves: $106.5 billion
How long reserves would last if trend continues: 6.5 years (2017)

11. Malaysia
2011 Budget Balance: (-$15.4 billion) - deficit
Source: http://www.treasury.gov.my/bajet2011/index_bi.html
Reserves: $106.5 billion
How long reserves would last if trend continues: Nearly 7 years (2018)

can you add Australia and NZ?

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/2011

http://www.smh.com.au/business/federal- … 1egvk.html

So much for Wawasan 2020!