This guide provides vital economic, geographic, and regulatory insights and guidance that business investors, managers, or expats need to understand Singapore, and chart their path to a healthy business. Find spotlight and explainer articles, news updates and factsheets, useful tools, as well as webinars and videos featuring on-the-ground advisors that contribute to the Doing Business in Singapore knowledge.

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Why Invest in Singapore

Singapore plays a key role in global business economics. Investing here provides investors with a strategic location, strong rule of law, favorable tax policies, advanced infrastructure, skilled workforce, and access to thriving sectors like finance, technology, and healthcare.

Setting up and Operating in Singapore

Singapore offers investors a business-friendly environment with efficient incorporation processes as well as attractive tax incentives. Our guides provide insights on setting up and structuring your business efficiently, navigating tax and compliance requirements, and managing human resources and payroll effectively in this dynamic market.

Sector Insights for Singapore

Singapore has a highly developed, open, and appealing free-market economy with several sectors thriving due to government incentives, lack of red tape, and transparent business environment offering robust opportunities.

Setting Up a Business in Singapore

Learn key considerations when setting up a business in Singapore, how to set up a representative office or private limited company, how to open a bank account, manage IPR, or even how to close a business in the country.

Taxation and Accounting in Singapore

Discover accounting and audit compliance in Singapore for businesses and tax-paying Individuals, transfer pricing rules, as well as various links to helpful resources for managing your business in Singapore.

Singapore Payroll and Human Resources

Learn about Singapore's HR and Payroll - from labor laws to hiring and terminating employees. We provide a comprehensive overview of how entities should manage their employees in compliance with local requirements.

More Guidance and Resources

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Insights from On-the-Ground Contributors

  • With its favorable taxation policies and strategic position within Southeast Asia, Singapore offers foreign investors competitive and unprecedented access to the Asian market. In addition to its political and economic stability, Singapore stands as a prominent financial center within the ASEAN region. The city-state has sought to mirror international business and trade standards and unlocks boundless opportunities for financial growth and success.
    David Stepat Senior Manager Singapore Office
  • Singapore holds unparalleled advantages for corporate entities seeking to establish a holding company, branch office, or regional headquarters. With an abundance of business opportunities, attractive government incentives, and favorable trade relations, Singapore remains the ultimate destination for investors aiming for long-term success.
    Marco Förster Head of ASEAN Advisory Ho Chi Minh City Office
  • Offering investors access to one of the world’s largest combined free trade zones, Singapore is the ideal location for pursuing investment holdings throughout ASEAN. Companies doing business in Singapore benefit from the city-states favorable tax regime, internationally recognized for allowing entrepreneurs and companies to enjoy low tax rates and numerous types of tax relief.
    David Tan Assistant Manager Singapore Office
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