Singapore: Business Guide

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Country Descriptions & Profiles

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Singapore

Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.

Singapore Country Monitor

Presents Analyses, Statistics, and Forecasts on the Economy. Includes information on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Real GDP, Consumer Prices, Foreign Trade, Official Exchange Rate, etc. Also provides Import and Export Statistics as well as the names of important government officials.

Singapore Country Profile

Provides quick access to country data points, trends and analysis.

Singapore Country Review

Published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.

Singapore Economic Competitiveness

Published by the Icon Group using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks.  Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings.  Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.

Political Risk Yearbook: Singapore Country Forecast

Published annually by PRS Group and includes the Political Risk Service rating system which assesses different political scenarios within a country, 18-month and five year forecasts based on a variety of political scenarios, the country’s political framework, key political player as well as economic conditions, investment, taxation and environmental trends, foreign relations, defense forces and the country’s history and geography.

Country Study: Singapore

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/sgtoc.html

“The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.”

Finance, Trade & Commerce

BuyUSA.gov U.S. Commercial Services: Singapore

http://www.buyusa.gov/singapore/en/

From the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) Provides information to U.S. businesses exporting goods and services, including trade agreements, market research, trade event lists, industry specific information.

Doing Business. Benchmarking Business Regulations.

http://www.doingbusiness.org/

Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies. These indicators include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and others.

FITA: Singapore Country Profile

http://fita.org/countries/singapore.html

FITA, The Federation of International Trade Associations, website includes general information as well as information on market access, economic indicators, taxes, labor market, agriculture, media, and more.

Global Edge: Singapore

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/Singapore

Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University ( MSU-CIBER ), globalEDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.

Index of Economic Freedom: Singapore

http://www.heritage.org/Index/Country/Singapore

A Web resource evaluating the following areas: Singapore’s trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.

News

Note: Press Display provides online access to over 400 titles of today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color and full-page format. To get a list of newspapers by country select the country from the sidebar.

Statistics & Government Resources

Embassy of Singapore in Washington D.C.

http://www.mfa.gov.sg/washington/

“You will find comprehensive information about the work of our Embassy, press statements and speeches issued by the Embassy as well as other useful links on information about Singapore.”

Monetary Authority of Singapore (Central Bank)

http://www.mas.gov.sg/

Includes the following categories of information:monetary policy, research, banking supervision, international relations, financial markets, czech legal tender, legislation, statistics and much more.

Statistics Singapore

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/

Important social, economic and cultural statistics, with links to other useful sites.