List of companies of Singapore

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Location of Singapore

Singapore is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state. Singapore has a highly developed market economy, based historically on extended entrepôt trade. Along with Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan, Singapore is one of the original Four Asian Tigers, but has surpassed its peers in terms of GDP per capita. Between 1965 and 1995, growth rates averaged around 6 per cent per annum, transforming the living standards of the population.[1] The Singaporean economy is known as one of the freest,[2] most innovative,[3] most competitive,[4] most dynamic[5] and most business-friendly.[6] The 2015 Index of Economic Freedom ranks Singapore as the second-freest economy in the world and the Ease of Doing Business Index has also ranked Singapore as the easiest place to do business for the past decade.[7] According to the Corruption Perceptions Index, Singapore is consistently ranked as one of the least corrupt countries in the world, along with New Zealand and the Scandinavian countries.

To start a business in Singapore, business owners have to register the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).[8] ACRA is the national regulator and company registrar of business entities, accountants and service providers in Singapore.

Largest firms[edit]

Largest public companies[edit]

This list shows firms in the Forbes Global 2000, which ranks the world's largest public companies for 2016.[9] Only the top five firms (if available) are included as a sample.

Rank Image Name 2016 revenues (USD billion) 2016 assets (USD billion) Notes
253 Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore - 20121110.jpg DBS Group 3.2 322.8 DBS Bank is a multinational banking and financial services corporation.
286 OCBC Bank.JPG OCBC Bank 2.8 275.1 OCBC Bank is a publicly listed financial services organisation and is the second-largest bank in Southeast Asia by total assets.
320 Singtel-dishes.JPG Singtel 2.8 30.9 Singapore's largest telecommunications company with operations in Asia, Australia and Africa.
332 HK Central United Overseas Bank SBI Centre n Pottinger Street n Des Voeux Road C.JPG UOB 2.3 222.8 UOB is a Singaporean multinational banking organisation, with branches mostly found in most Southeast Asian countries.
359 Sandakan Sabah WILMAR-Edible-Oils-01.jpg Wilmar International 1.1 37.9 Wilmar is an agribusiness acting as a holding company for more than 400 subsidiaries.

By total revenue[edit]

This list shows firms in the Fortune Global 500, which ranks firms by total revenue for 2016.[10] Only the top five firms (if available) are included as a sample.

Rank Image Name 2016 revenues (USD billion) Employees Notes
59 VestTank01.jpg Trafigura Group 97.237 5,248 Parent (Trafigura Beheer BV) is a Swiss/Dutch entity, but primary operations are from the Trafigura Group in Singapore.
254 Sandakan Sabah WILMAR-Edible-Oils-01.jpg Wilmar International 38.777 92,000 Wilmar is an agribusiness acting as a holding company for more than 400 subsidiaries.
441 Flextronics, Aug 06.JPG Flextronics 24.419 200,000 US/Singapore firm, with primary operations and global headquarters in Singapore.

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
2C2P Industrials Financial administration Singapore 2003 Money movement
Aetos Security Management Industrials Business support services Singapore 2004 Security services
AIBI International Consumer goods Recreational products Singapore 1985 Health and fitness products
Antlabs Technology Telecommunications equipment Singapore 1999 Network technology
Aspial Corporation Consumer services Specialty retailers Singapore 1970 Jewelry, SGX: A30
Ayam Brand Consumer goods Food products Singapore 1892 Prepared foods
Bee Cheng Hiang Consumer goods Food products Singapore 1933 Singaporean cuisine
Boustead Singapore Industrials Business support services Singapore 1828 Engineering, SGX: F9D
BreadTalk Consumer goods Food products Singapore 2000 Bakery, SGX: 5DA
Broadcom Limited Technology Semiconductors Singapore (Dual HQ in US) 1961 NASDAQAVGO
CapitaLand Financials Real estate holding & development Singapore 2000 Developer, SGX: C31
Carousell Technology Software Singapore 2012 E-commerce applications
Certis CISCO Industrials Business support services Singapore 1958 Private security
Charles & Keith Consumer services Apparel retailers Singapore 1996 Clothing retailer
China Aviation Oil Oil & gas Exploration & production Singapore 1993 SGX: G92
ComfortDelGro Consumer services Travel & tourism Singapore 2003 Passenger transport, SGX: C52
Creative Technology Technology Computer hardware Singapore 1981 SGX: C76
DBS Bank Financials Banks Singapore 1968 SGX: D05
dnata Singapore Industrials Delivery services Singapore 1997 Ground handling
Far East Orchard Consumer services Hotels Singapore 1967 Hotels, part of Far East Organization
Far East Organization Financials Real estate holding & development Singapore 1962 Property development
FilmTack Industrials Building materials & fixtures Singapore 1980 Glass tinting
Flextronics Industrials Electronic equipment Singapore 1964 Manufacturing
Fraser and Neave Consumer goods Food products Singapore 1883 SGX: F99
Garena Technology Software Singapore 2009 Game and software development
Genting Singapore Consumer services Travel & tourism Singapore 1984 Hospitality and tourism
GlobalRoam Telecommunications mobile telecommunications Singapore 2001 information technology
Golden Agri-Resources Basic materials Commodity chemicals Singapore 1996 Palm oil
Grab Technology Internet Singapore 2012 Car and Taxi hailing service
Great Eastern Life Financials Life insurance Singapore 1908 Life insurance
Hyflux Industrials Heavy construction Singapore 1989 Energy infrastructure construction, SGX: 600
Jetstar Asia Airways Consumer Services Airlines Singapore 2004 Low-cost airline
Jurong Port Industrials Transportation services Singapore 2001 Port operator
JTC Corporation Financials Real estate holding & development Singapore 1968 State-owned developer
Keppel Corporation Industrials Diversified industrials Singapore 1968 World largest oil rig builder; SGX: BN4
Koufu Consumer goods Restaurants & bars Singapore 2002 Food court chain
M1 Limited Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Singapore 1994 Telecom
Mediacorp Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Singapore 1963 Diversified media holdings
MyRepublic Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Singapore 2011 Telecom
Near Technology Software Singapore 2012 Location-based technology
Neptune Orient Lines Industrials Marine transportation Singapore 1958 Cargo shipping
NTUC FairPrice Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Singapore 1973 Supermarket chain
OCBC Bank Financials Banks Singapore 1932 SGX: O04
Osim International Consumer services Specialty retailers Singapore 1980 Healthy lifestyle retailer, SGX: O23
PSA International Industrials Transportation services Singapore 1964 Port operator, SGX: N06
Pacific Century Regional Developments Limited Conglomerates - Singapore 1963[11] SGX: P15
Popular Holdings Consumer services Specialty retailers Singapore 1924 Books, SGX: P29
POSB Bank Financials Banks Singapore 1877 Bank, part of DBS Bank
Quest Global Industrials Business support services Singapore 1997 Engineering consulting
Renewable Energy Corporation Industrials Electrical components & equipment Singapore 1996 Solar energy manufacturer
SATS Ltd Industrials Transportation services Singapore 1972 Airline support, SGX: S58
SBS Transit Consumer services Travel & tourism Singapore 1973 Passenger transportation, SGX: S61
Scoot Consumer services Airlines Singapore 2011 Low-cost airline
SearchTrade Technology Internet Singapore 2015 Search engine
SembCorp Marine Industrials Commercial vehicles & trucks Singapore 1963 SGX: S51
SIA Engineering Company Industrials Aerospace Singapore 1992 SGX: S59
Singapore Press Holdings Consumer services Publishing Singapore 1984 Publisher
SMRT Corporation Consumer services Travel & tourism Singapore 2000 Public transportation, SGX: S53
SGAG Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Singapore 2012 Social media website and news media company
Sheng Siong Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Singapore 1985 Supermarkets
SilkAir Consumer services Airlines Singapore 1992 Regional airline
Singapore Airlines Consumer services Airlines Singapore 1947 SGX: S55
Singapore Airlines Cargo Industrials Delivery services Singapore 2001 Cargo airline, part of Singapore Airlines
Singapore Exchange Financials Investment services Singapore 1999 Exchange
Singapore Petroleum Company Limited Oil & gas Exploration & production Singapore 1969 SGX: S99
Singapore Power Utilities Conventional electricity Singapore 1995 Part of Temasek Holdings
Singapore Post Industrials Delivery services Singapore 1819 SGX: S08
Singtel Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Singapore 1992 Mobile network, SGX: Z74
ST Engineering Industrials Diversified industrials Singapore 1967 Aerospace, electronics
StarHub Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Singapore 1998 SGX: T54
Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Technology Semiconductors Singapore 1998 Manufacturing
Tangs Consumer services Broadline retailer Singapore 1932 Department stores
Tee Yih Jia Consumer goods Food products Singapore 1969 Food production
Temasek Holdings Conglomerates - Singapore 1974 State-owned holding company
Thakral Corporation Conglomerates - Singapore 1995[12] SGX: Y03
Tiger Airways Holdings Consumer services Airlines Singapore 2007 SGX: J7X
Twelve Cupcakes Consumer goods Food products Singapore 2011 Confectionery
Venture Corporation Technology Semiconductors Singapore 1984[13] SGX: V03
Vertex Venture Holdings Financials Equity investment instruments Singapore 1988 Investment holdings
Ya Kun Kaya Toast Consumer services Restaurants & bars Singapore 1944 Cafe chain
Yeo Hiap Seng Consumer goods Soft drinks Singapore 1900 SGX: Y03, part of Far East Organization
Wilmar Basic Materials Commodity chemicals Singapore 1991 SGX: F34

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baten, Jörg (2016). A History of the Global Economy. From 1500 to the Present. Cambridge University Press. p. 292. ISBN 9781107507180.
  2. ^ Li, Dickson (1 February 2010). "Singapore is most open economy: Report". Asiaone. Singapore. Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Singapore ranked 7th in the world for innovation". The Straits Times. Singapore. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  4. ^ "The Global Competitiveness Index 2009–2010 rankings and 2008–2009 comparisons" (PDF). World Economic Forum. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Singapore jumps to top of Global Dynamism Index". The Straits Times. Singapore. 29 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Singapore top paradise for business: World Bank". AsiaOne. Singapore. Agence France-Presse. 26 September 2007. Archived from the original on 7 July 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010. For the second year running, Singapore tops the aggregate rankings on the ease of doing business in 2006 to 2007.
  7. ^ "Economy rankings". Doingbusiness.org. 27 October 2015. Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  8. ^ Harold Siow Song Teng (22 September 2011). Government Policy and Critical Success Factors of Small Businesses in Singapore. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-4438-3394-3.
  9. ^ "The World's Biggest Public Companies List". Forbes. May 7, 2016.
  10. ^ DeCarlo, Scott (22 July 2016). "The Fortune 2016 Global 500". Fortune.
  11. ^ "P15.SI Profile | Pacific Century Stock - Yahoo! Singapore Finance". Sg.finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  12. ^ Welcome to Thakral Corporation[dead link]
  13. ^ "Venture Corporation Limited: About Us: Corporate Profile". Venture.com.sg. Retrieved 2017-12-23.