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. The Singaporean economy is known as one of the freest, most innovative, most competitive, most dynamic and most business-friendly. 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. 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 with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). ACRA is the national regulator and company registrar of business entities, accountants and service providers in Singapore.
Largest public companies
|Rank||Image||Name||2022 revenues (USD billion)||2022 assets (USD billion)||Notes|
|218||OCBC Bank||22.9||402.2||OCBC Bank is a publicly listed financial services organisation and is the second-largest bank in Southeast Asia by total assets.|
|244||DBS Group||12.4||509.1||DBS Bank is a multinational banking and financial services corporation.|
|362||Wilmar International||65.8||58.7||Wilmar is an agribusiness acting as a holding company for more than 400 subsidiaries.|
|367||UOB||8.9||340.7||UOB is a Singaporean multinational banking organisation, with branches mostly found in most Southeast Asian countries.|
|735||Singtel||11.8||35.0||Singapore's largest telecommunications company with operations in Asia, Australia and Africa.|
By total revenue
|Rank||Image||Name||2022 revenues (USD billion)||Employees||Notes|
|19||Trafigura Group||231.308||9,031||Parent (Trafigura Beheer BV) is a Swiss/Dutch entity, but primary operations are from the Trafigura Group in Singapore.|
|192||Wilmar International||65.793||100,000||Wilmar is an agribusiness acting as a holding company for more than 400 subsidiaries.|
|406||Olam Group||24.419||62,548||Olam Group is a food and an agribusiness company founded in Nigeria; with primary operations and headquarters in Singapore.|
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.
|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|
|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|
|Broadcom Limited||Technology||Semiconductors||Singapore (Dual HQ in US)||1961||Nasdaq: AVGO|
|CapitaLand||Financials||Real estate holding & development||Singapore||2000||Developer, SGX: C31
|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|
|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|
|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's 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|
|NETS||Financials||Electronic payment services||Singapore||1985||Payments and financial processing services|
|Neptune Orient Lines||Industrials||Marine transportation||Singapore||1958||Cargo shipping; merged with CMA CGM|
|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|
|PSA International||Industrials||Transportation services||Singapore||1964||Port operator, SGX: N06
|Pacific Century Regional Developments Limited||Conglomerates||-||Singapore||1963||SGX: P15
|Popular Holdings||Consumer services||Specialty retailers||Singapore||1924||Books|
|POSB Bank||Financials||Banks||Singapore||1877||Bank, part of DBS Bank|
|Renewable Energy Corporation||Industrials||Electrical components & equipment||Singapore||1996||Solar energy manufacturer|
|Robinsons & Co.||Consumer services||Broadline retailers||Singapore||1858||Operates a chain of department stores|
|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|
|SembCorp Marine||Industrials||Commercial vehicles & trucks||Singapore||1963||SGX: S51
|SIA Engineering Company||Industrials||Aerospace||Singapore||1992||SGX: S59
|Singapore Press Holdings||Financials||Real estate holding & development||Singapore||1984||Real estate holdings; merged with Cuscaden Peak|
|SPH Media Trust||Consumer services||Publishing||Singapore||2021||Publisher|
|SMRT Corporation||Consumer services||Travel & tourism||Singapore||2000||Public transportation|
|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, merged with Singapore Airlines|
|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|
|SP Group||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|
|Standard Chartered Singapore||Financials||Banks||Singapore||1859||Subsidiary of Standard Chartered|
|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||SGX: Y03
|Tiger Airways Holdings||Consumer services||Airlines||Singapore||2007|
|Twelve Cupcakes||Consumer goods||Food products||Singapore||2011||Confectionery|
|Vertex Venture Holdings||Financials||Equity investment instruments||Singapore||1988||Investment holdings|
|Ya Kun Kaya Toast||Consumer services||Restaurants & bars||Singapore||1944||Café 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
Skyline of Singapore's central business district.
- Economy of Singapore
- List of largest companies in Singapore
- List of companies listed on the Singapore Exchange
- Straits Times Index
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