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Economic history[ edit ] Upon independence from Malaysia inSingapore faced a small domestic market, and high levels of unemployment and poverty. However, much unlike the economic policies of Greece and the rest of Europe, Singapore followed a policy of individualising the social safety net.
This led to a higher than average savings rate and a very sustainable economy in the long run. Without a burdensome welfare state or its likeliness, Singapore has developed a very self-reliant and skilled workforce well versed for a global economy. The economy picked up in after the regional financial crisis, with a growth rate of 5.
However, the economic slowdown in the United States, Japan and the European Unionas well as the worldwide electronics slump, had reduced the estimated economic growth in to a negative 2.
The economy expanded by 2. Subsequently, a major turnaround occurred in allowed it to make a significant recovery of 8. Ineconomic growth was 6.
These fully and partially state-owned enterprises operate on a commercial basis and are granted no competitive advantage over privately owned enterprises.
State ownership is prominent in strategic sectors of the economy, including telecommunications, media, public transportation, defence, port, airport operations as well as banking, shipping, airline, infrastructure and real estate.
It also has opened, or is in the process of opening, the financial services, telecommunicationsand power generation and retailing sectors up to foreign service providers and greater competition.
The government has also attempted some measures including wage restraint measures and release of unused buildings in an effort to control rising commercial rents with the view to lowering the cost of doing business in Singapore when central business district office rents tripled in Credit Suissethe second largest Swiss bank, moved its head of international private banking to Singapore in Hundred of millions of dollars were invested into the sector to build up infrastructure, fund research and development and to recruit top international scientists to Singapore.
In it exported The oil industry has led to the promotion of the chemical industry as well as oil and gas equipment manufacturing.
It has 20 per cent of the world market for ship repair, and in the marine and offshore industry employed almost 70, workers.
Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Despite its small size, Singapore is currently the fifteenth-largest trading partner of the United States.
Trade in Singapore has benefited from the extensive network of trade agreements Singapore has passed. The bulk of US investment is in electronics manufacturing, oil refining and storage, and the chemical industry.
More than 1, US firms operate in Singapore. Foreign firms are found in almost all sectors of the economy. MNCs account for more than two-thirds of manufacturing output and direct export sales, although certain services sectors remain dominated by government-linked corporations.
The rapidly growing economy of India, especially the high technology sector, is becoming an expanding source of foreign investment for Singapore.
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