Singapore

In-depth country-focused analysis on Singapore's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Singapore's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Singapore, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Singapore's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Singapore before your competitors.

Singapore Country Risk

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Core Views Singapore's ongoing restructuring drive continues, and the PAP-led government is highly unlikely to abandon its path even amid an increasingly tight labour market. While this will have...

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Singapore Industry Coverage (20)

Autos

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The Certificate of Entitlement (COE) bidding exercise on February 5 2014 was the first COE auction since the formal adoption of the revised COE category criteria ( see 'New COE Regulation Could...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: We forecast that Singapore's consumer electronics spending will increase 3.9 % in US dollar terms in 201 4 to reach US$ 4.4 bn. In 2013, spending on high-end consumer electronics...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: Singapore's year-on-year (y-o-y) growth of 3.7% for 2013, with Q4 growth up 4.4% y-o-y, exceeded expectations. As South East Asia's economic hub, growth is crucial ensuring security...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: The Singaporean consumer outlook remains steady as the city-state continues to push for economic momentum. With unemployment low and private consumption stable, the Singapore consumer...

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Freight Transport

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Singapore's role as a global transhipment hub is both its blessing and its curse. In times such as these, when key markets in Europe and the US are either recessionary or growing sluggishly, it can...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Singapore 's IT market growth is limited by the maturity of the retail and enterprise market, meaning it will underperform emerging markets in the region. However, we expect it to...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: As expected, Singapore's construction sector in 2013 appears to have grown at the slowest pace since 2010. Despite this bearish performance, we believe that the outlook for Singapore's...

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Insurance

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BMI View : Conventional wisdom might suggest that Singapore's insurance segment is mature. In practice, substantial opportunities for growth remain - especially in the sophisticated life segment...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: One of the richest markets in the Asian region, Singapore's medical device market continues to grow at a steady rate of near 10% per annum. The large biomedical production...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Petrochemicals and refining remain the lifeblood of Singapore, with strong regional demand growth meaning there is potential for capacity expansion - although investment in countries...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI View: Singapore is ideally placed to capitalise on the expansion in demand in Asia over the long term. Segments such as aromatics and synthetic rubber, in which Singapore is intensifying...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Abbvie's latest investment into Singapore highlights the country's strength as a biotechnology hub for multinational pharmaceutical firms. In addition to the country's expertise, the ag...

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Power

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BMI View: Most of Singapore's electricity is generated from natural gas, with the country planning to fuel additional capacity with LNG. Other thermal sources - mainly oil, although there are...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: We believe that the Singaporean commercial real estate sector will continue to show solid growth in the long term, boosted by the country's strong fundamentals, including its stable...

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Retail

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BMI View: A low unemployment rate, rising disposable income and a strong tourism industry resulting in a strong rise in household spending are all factors that will see the Singapore retail sector...

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Shipping

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Our outlook for the port of Singapore for 2014 is that it will not overtake the port of Shanghai for the crown of the world's largest container port. We now see such a scenario as unlikely to fall...

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Telecoms

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BMI View : Singapore's telecommunications industry has outperformed many of its regional peers with strong adoption of the latest products and services. Partially due to the country's small...

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Tourism

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BMI's Singapore tourism report examines the enormous long-term potential offered by the country's well-established tourism market. Being located in the midst of the burgeoning Asia Pacific region,...

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Water

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BMI View: We maintain our positive outlook on the Singaporean water industry, which is illustrated in our newly introduced Risk/Reward Ratings this quarter. Investment continues to flow into the...

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