Singapore Rankings

There are many superlatives attributed to Singapore and the city-state has been consistently ranked high for a number of reasons in reports from all over the world.

Situated at the crossroads of international trade routes, Singapore is a top location for foreign investors, be they multinationals, part of Europe’s dynamic middle-market or technology start-ups. The on-going liberalisation of markets and industries and the privatisation of government-linked companies (‘GLCs’) offer excellent opportunities to invest in Singapore and the neighbouring markets. Integration of the 10 ASEAN countries under a free trade area (AFTA) with a population of more than 500 million people is on track. Free Trade Agreements with the US, Australia, Japan and many other countries provide easier access to the global market

From Singapore you can access a market size of 2.8 billion people within 7 hours flight time. It its located within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) representing a combined market of more than 500 million people. Singapore’s seaport offers transport to more than 600 ports in 123 cities. Changi Airport won the Best Airport Award four times in a row and links to 140 cities in 50 countries.

9Business Competitiveness Index 2007-2008World Economic Forum 2007-08
1World’s easiest place to do businessWorld Bank report: “Doing Business 2007: How to Reform”
1Best Business Environment” spot in Asia PacificEIU Country Forecast, January 2007
2World for Global Potential CompetitivenessJapan Center of Economic Research, 2007
1Best Labour ForceBERI’s 2007 Labour Force Evaluation Measure report
4Most attractive investment incentives in AsiaIMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2005
2Best Investment Potential WorldwideBERI Report August 2006
1Best Investment Potential in AsiaBERI Report August 2006
1Best in avoiding Bureaucracy and Red Tape in AsiaPolitical and Economic Risk Consultancy, June 2006
1Of the World’s Top 20 Most Globalised NationsA.T. Kearney/FOREIGN POLICY Magazine Globalization
Index 2006
1The best place to live for Asian expatriatesECA International 2006

Source: EDB Singapore

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