Leveraging its strategic location between the East and West, Singapore offers companies worldwide a platform to grow their global business. Over 7,000 multinational corporations have set up here, with more than half of them using Singapore as their regional headquarters. Companies looking to grow their business in Asia will find Singapore the ideal location.

Located at the crossroads of the East-West trading routes, Singapore provides access to fast-growing markets such as China, India and Southeast Asia, all within a seven-hour flight radius. Singapore is one of the world's top transportation hubs for sea and air cargo, offering unparalleled connectivity and infrastructure for both passengers and cargo. Its container ports are the busiest in the world and Changi International Airport is linked to 220 cities in 60 countries, with more than 6,200 weekly flights.

Due to a limited domestic market, Singapore companies set their sights beyond the city's shores. Their extensive experience of doing business in the region and beyond makes them excellent business partners with a strong track record of delivering integrated solutions and high quality products. English is the official language of administration and commerce, creating an environment conducive to business. The city-state's reputation for transparency, pro-business policies, trusted legal and corporate governance systems will put you at ease when you partner a Singapore company.

Business aside, you can play as hard as you work in Singapore. The country is safe and orderly, and it is recognised as one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the world. It has an efficient and affordable public transport system, and world-class healthcare services. Two new integrated resorts ” Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa ” add to its vibrant nightlife and hospitality scene. Testament to its high quality of living, Singapore was ranked as Asia's best place to work, live and play in (Quality of Living Ranking, Mercer, 2014).

Trade has always been the backbone of Singapore's economy. In addition to promoting export of goods and services, IE Singapore also attracts global commodities traders to establish their global or Asian home base in Singapore. Today, Singapore is a thriving trading hub with a complete ecosystem for the energy, agri-commodities and metals minerals trading clusters.

Renowned worldwide for their dedication to quality and innovation, Singapore-based companies make ideal business partners. With our global network in over 35 locations spanning many developed and emerging markets, we connect businesses with relevant Singapore-based companies for their business expansion by: helping to identify and cultivate relationships with Singapore-based partners that have a pan-Asian or global presence keeping companies abreast of the latest business trends and opportunities in Asia.

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