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 it may not have...

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Singapore Industry Coverage (20)

Autos

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Certificate of entitlement (COE) prices for all vehicle categories rose in the second round of bidding in August 2014 on the back of strong demand, despite an increase in COE quotas over the past...

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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 6 .9 % in US dollar terms in 201 4 to reach USD 4. 6 bn , with the smartphone and tablet device markets...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View:  Singapore has steadily increased the national defence budget in line with inflation, and aims to maintain a consistent level of expenditure to support long-term armourment and...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: The Singaporean economy continued its strong performance in early 2014 and we envisage private consumption accelerating slightly to 4.0% in 2014 from 2.6% in 2013. However, the...

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Freight Transport

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

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Singapore's IT market growth over the next three years is expected to be driven by the growth of data centre investment. Growth from the sales of PC and devices will slow as high...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We continue to expect construction and infrastructure growth in Singapore to moderate over the 2014-2020 period. Real growth for the construction sector is forecast to slow from 5.9% in...

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Insurance

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BMI View :. Highly developed by many metrics, Singapore's insurance sector is still evolving and expanding. As of mid-2014, the latest data confirms our view that premiums should rise at mid-...

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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 strongly, with growth at over 10% per annum. The large biomedical...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Singapore will remain a key oil hub and will likely emerge as the region's gas trade hub over our ten-year forecast period. LNG will also overtake pipeline gas imports from Indonesia...

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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:   While Singapore's small population will limit the pharmaceutical market's overall growth potential, the government's commitment to healthcare as well as the ageing population...

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Power

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BMI View:   While other thermal sources - mainly oil - play a role, mo st of Singapore's electricity is generated from natural ga s. From this perspective it should be noted that the...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: We are most optimistic for retail real estate in the short term, forecasting a 5% increase in rental rates in 2015, driven by strong demand and a growing number of international brands...

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Retail

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BMI View:  The Singapore retail sector is set to continue to grow over the next few years on the back of a low unemployment rate, rising disposable income and a strong tourism industry. These...

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Shipping

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BMI View: Our outlook for the port of Singapore for 201 4 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...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : Singapore's telecommunications industry remains one of the best performers in Asia, exceeding regional average in areas such as mobile penetration rate and blended average revenue per...

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Tourism

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BMI is forecasting very healthy growth for the tourism market in Singapore, with domestic economic growth boosting outbound travel while inbound arrivals continue to thrive. Located at the heart of...

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Water

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BMI View:   Although w e maintain our overall positive outlook on the Singaporean water industry, as i nvestment continues to flow into the sector, with a range of projects recently introduced...

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