From our year-round summers, first-rate healthcare and education to our low crime rate, Singapore continually tops international rankings for sheer livability.
As one of Asia’s main air, sea and telecommunications hubs, Singapore has market access to some 2.8 billion people within a 7-hour flight radius. More than 6,000 MNCs choose Singapore as their operational point.
Singapore has further expanded its market place through Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). FTAs have been signed with countries that include USA, Japan, New Zealand, Korea, the European Free Trade Association and India. Negotiation is being carried out between ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asia Nations) and China. When concluded, the ASEAN-China FTA will draw investors to ASEAN. As market barriers are brought down, investors can invest in ASEAN to serve the Chinese market.
Singapore’s strength as one of Asia’s premier financial centres stems from its openness and transparency. We are also the 4th largest foreign exchange trading centre in the world, and a growing Asia-Pacific centre for wealth management.
There are more than 500 local and foreign financial institutions offering a wide range of financial products and services. Funding and liquidity needs are easily met by the local equity and debt capital markets, and the Asian dollar market.
Many global companies have also their regional treasury headquarters here to take advantage of the depth and liquidity of the financial markets. Many of Asia’s top companies are listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), which is Asia-Pacific’s first de-mutualised and integrated securities and derivatives exchange.
Supporting the various industries is a population with a passion for knowledge and learning. Singaporeans are well-educated and there is an excellent tripartite relationship among union, employers and government. We are also Asia’s most global and cosmopolitan city, with international talents comprising almost a quarter of our population.
Singapore is a city, state and country, all rolled into one. She has managed to rise above challenges and become one of the best cities to do business, to live and to visit.
Come to Singapore. Grow with a community that is as lively, hardworking and playful as the people who belong to it.
Singapore is the…
– 2nd most competitive country in the world –
Institute of Management Development (IMD) most livable city in Asia
– Political & Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC)
2nd most global city in the world
– AT Kearney & Foreign Policy Magazine globalisation index best place to do business in Asia-Pacific
– The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU)
most profitable place in the world for investors
– Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI)
Source: Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)