Doing Business in Singapore

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Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Singapore. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Singapore (South-east Asia ASEAN).
  2. Singaporean Economy.
  3. International Trade of Singapore.
  4. Port of Singapore.
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Singapore
  6. Advantages of Singapore
  7. Key industry sectors.
  8. Setting up in Singapore.
  9. Case Study:
      - Hyflux.
      - Temasek.
      - Made in Singapore.
  10. Access to the Singaporean Market
  11. Business Plan for Singapore

Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of Singapore”:

  1. To analyse the Singaporean economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Singapore
  3. To understand the role of Singapore as a gateway to South-East Asian¡ (ASEAN) markets.
  4. To explore Singapore's trade relations with the student's country
  5. To know Singapore's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  6. To examine the profile of Singaporean Companies
  7. To develop a business plan for the Singaporean Market
Subject “Business in Singapore” is studied…
  1. Doctorate DIB Asia
  2. Diploma Business in the ASEAN countries
  3. Masters: International Business (MIB), Asia, Pacific, and Emerging Markets

Master in International Business for Singaporean students.

Course learning materials in En (or Es Singapur Fr Singapour)

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Singapore”: 3 ECTS/1.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks


Sample of the subject (Doing Business in Singapore):
Singapore-Korea FTA Agreement

Subject Description (Doing Business in Singapore).

The Republic of Singapore: the second most competitive economy in the World and the most competitive small economy in the World.

  1. Capital: Singapore City
  2. Singaporean Population: 5.5 millions of people
  3. Area: 719.1 square kilometres
  4. There are four official languages in Singapore: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil
  5. 74% of the Singaporean population are Chinese, 13% are Malays and 9% Indians
  6. Type of Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
  7. Independence: 1963 (United Kingdom)

Religions in Singapore:

  1. Buddhism (33%)
  2. Christianity (18%)
  3. Islam (15%)
  4. Taoism (11%)
  5. Hinduism (5%)
  6. Singapore has a significant Confucianism influence in his culture.

Singapore belongs to the Buddhist Civilisation

Agreement Japan-Singapore

Singaporean Economy:

  1. The Republic of Singapore consistently scores high marks in the global and regional rankings. These range from political risk to workforce productivity, from the quality of life to the forecasts for making profits.
  2. The Republic of Singapore is the second most competitive economy (World Competitiveness Yearbook), the seventh most competitive economy (Global Competitiveness), and the ninth in the Business Competitiveness Index.
  3. The economy of the Republic of Singapore is the second freest economy in the World (Heritage Foundation).
  4. Singapore is a world leader in all the ten fields of economic freedom.
  5. More than 26,000 international firms are established in Singapore.
  6. Currency: the Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  7. Singaporean GDP by sector
    1. Services: 75%
    2. Industry: 25%


International Trade of Singapore.

  1. Top exports of Singapore: electronics, chemicals, and services.
  2. Top trade partners of Singapore: France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, China, Saudi Arabia, the United States of America, and Australia.

India-Singapore Agreement:

Singapore Business

Singapore's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Market Access:

Singapore has preferential access to the markets of:

  1. Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  2. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  3. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  4. Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)

Singapore has in force several Free Trade Agreements (FTA).

  1. Singapore's Agreements: Australia, China, Jordan, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, the European Free Trade Association, and the United States
  2. Singapore's Free Trade Agreements (as an ASEAN member). ASEAN Free Trade Area, Australia-New Zealand, Canada, China, India, European Union, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Pakistan

China-Singapore FTA

The United States-Singapore
United States-Singapore

Singapore-New Zealand FTA

TPP Trans-Pacific Agreement

Indian-Ocean Rim

FTA Singapore Australia

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA

Panama-Singapore FTA

ASEAN-Canada Agreement

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