Singapore: Resources

Government Resources
Main Government Page gov.sg
Statistics Office singstat.gov.sg
Central Banks mas.gov.sg
Stock Exchanges sgx.com
Commerce Ministry mti.gov.sg
Export Promotion Agency iesingapore.gov.sg
Investment Promotion Agency edb.gov.sg

Trade Shows

Singapore: International Enterprise Singapore - Events

International Enterprise Singapore spearheads the development of Singapore's external economic wing. The site provides a listing of trade shows and exhibitions that are taking place in various countries all over the world, searchable by month, market, or sector.

News Sites

Singapore: The Business Times

The Business Times, a member of the Singapore Press Holdings Group, is Southeast Asia's leading business daily. The news covers all of Southeast Asia with an emphasis on Singapore. Global business news is also provided. A section dedicated to investment information in Singapore is another available feature of this site.

Regulatory Agency Sites

Singapore: Health Sciences Authority (HSA)

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is responsible for administering Singapore's national regulatory frameworks for pharmaceuticals, complementary medicines, medical devices, and other health products. HSA also runs the national blood bank and oversees the standards for medicine services, forensic medicine expertise, as well as investigative forensic and analytical science services.

Singapore: Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)

The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) promotes the advancement of the Singapore Infocomm industry by striving to attract foreign investors. IDA's responsibilities are to create a competitive environment for Infocomm as well as to implement policies and regulatory frameworks that ensure free and fair competition in the telecoms market. This site provides information regarding the IDA's services, policies and regulations, different business sectors, and collaboration opportunities.

Singapore: Media Development Authority (MDA)

The Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore nurtures media enterprises and works to attract foreign investment, create new jobs, and generate economic prosperity. The MDA creates legislation that provides guidelines for media content while also assessing the suitability of materials for radio, TV, and film. The MDA consults with consumers and producers of media to create better guidelines. The site provides a wide range of information covering industry development, regulations and licensing, and public education.

Singapore: Ministry of Health (MOH)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) manages the public healthcare system of Singapore to ensure that affordable basic medical services are available to all. MOH also licenses and regulates all healthcare establishments such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinical laboratories, and dental clinics. The site provides a comprehensive overview of Sinagpore's healthcare system in regards to policies and issues, costs and financing, and diseases and conditions. A useful medical directory also allows users to search for licensed healthcare institutions.

Other Resources

Business in Asia

Business in Asia covers business, economic, and cultural topics for Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The site also offers statistical data for each country.

China, Hong Kong, & Singapore: Global Sources Trade Law

This site contains information about trade and business in Asia, specifically in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Resources include write-ups on import and export regulations, intellectual property rights, and establishing small businesses in Asia.

IE Singapore: GCC-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA)

In 2008, the GCC-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA) was signed to strengthen the ties between GCC countries and Singapore. The site includes information on how the free trade agreement benefits exporters and investors in member countries. Information on how the the free trade agreement affects trade relations and regulations between the GCC and Singapore is also provided.

Singapore Business Federation (SBF)

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) defends the interests of the business community in Singapore in trade, investment, and industrial relations. Internationally, SBF represents the business community in bilateral, regional, and multilateral agreements for the purpose of trade expansion and business networking. Membership is available for a fee but information such as numerous events and business opportunities can be accessed without membership.

Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)

The Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) helps to improve its members' productivity, research and development, technology, innovation, and worker training. The site features available business opportunities, information on trade events, and a quarterly magazine.

Singapore TradeNet

Singapore TradeNet is published by the Customs Department of the Singaporean government. It provides inter-connectivity among commercial and regulatory systems for the Singapore trade and logistics community. The system aims to enhance Singapore's position as the logistics and trading hub for the region and create new sources of growth. The website provides information about its services and case studies.

Singapore: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) provides useful information and resources on intellectual property (IP) laws in Singapore. This website offers services such as patent agents that assist clients in protecting intellectual properties and rights. An annual report and resources pertaining to free trade agreements between Singapore and its partners are available.

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