An Introduction to Doing Business in Singapore 2019 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates

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Singapore Intro guide 2019_Cover 300An Introduction to Doing Business in Singapore 2019, the latest publication from Dezan Shira & Associates, is out now and available for complimentary download through the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) continues upon its path towards even closer economic integration in 2019, Singapore’s role as the de facto financial and commercial capital of Southeast Asia will be unassailable. Having already established its competitive niche as a destination for establishing regional headquarters, branch offices and holding companies in Asia, Singapore’s legal and tax regimes continue to be among the most business-friendly in the world.

Offering foreign investors access to a highly skilled workforce, English-speaking business environment, immense logistics and transportation capacities, and over 80 double taxation avoidance agreements (DTAs), Singapore has firmly established its role as the gateway to ASEAN, China, India, and the whole of emerging Asia for foreign investors.


An Introduction to Doing Business in Singapore 2019 covers the following:

  • The Singaporean Edge
  • Investing in Singapore and ASEAN
    • Options for Investment
    • Holding Companies
    • Company Establishment
  • Singapore’s Tax Regime
    • Taxation in Singapore
    • Singapore’s Double Taxation Avoidance (DTA) Network
  • Human Resources and Payroll
    • Key Considerations when Hiring Staff
    • Payroll and Social Insurance Compliance 

The content of this guide was compiled by Dezan Shira & Associates staff in Singapore, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to foreign investors in emerging Asia.

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