Singapore Business Resources
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Useful Information Links
Comprehensive guide to the Working and Living conditions, Career and Immigration information including jobs, visas housing, amenities, lifestyle, expatriate views. A good and useful place for foreigners that had never came into Singapore and learnt about it before thinking about coming here to work or perhaps immigrate here.
GovTech is in charge of developing and delivering of secure digital services and applied technology to individuals and businesses in Singapore using information communications technology (ICT) and related engineering such as the Internet of Thingsi, n hope of enhancing and supporting Singapore as a Smart Nation.
The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) is in charge of the telecommunications and media sectors by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore’s ICT and media infrastructure.to safeguard consumer interests and data protection through the Personal Data Protection Commission.
Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Singapore Exchange (SGX), Asia’s most international exchange and the premier access point for managing Asian capital and investment exposure, is the Asian Gateway, connecting investors in search of Asian growth to corporate issues in search of global capital.
This website provides a variety of services tailored to citizens, non-citizens and businesses entities, such as applying for licenses and permit. It also includes an alphabetical list of government agencies
Singapore Govt Ministries
Ministry of Finance (MOF)
MOF oversees the establishment of sound public finances in the areas of reserves management, tax and government expenditure. MOF also works with the other government agencies to generate growth with opportunities for Singapore. Finally, as a central agency, MOF also partners all other government agencies to grow a high performance government
Ministry of Manpower(MOM)
MOM is responsible for issuance of work permits and employment passes. It also governs manpower issues and is the regulatory authority for employment agencies
Ministry of Trade and Industry(MTI)
MTI aims to promote economic growth and create jobs, so as to achieve higher standards of living for all.
Statutory Boards and Associated Initiatives
Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board
The CPF Board is the trustee of members’ CPF Savings, the fund being a comprehensive social security savings plan that has provided many working Singaporeans with a sense of security and confidence in their old age.
Economic Development Board (EDB)
The Economic Development Board (EDB) is the lead government agency that plans and executes economic strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global hub for business, investment and talent. It plays a pivotal role in identifying and pioneering economic opportunities for Singapore, its people and its business partners.
Department of Statistics
The Department of Statistics, as the National Statistical Co-ordinator, is responsible for developing and promoting observance of national statistical standards, providing reliable, relevant and timely statistics to support Singapore’s social and economic development.
SPRING Singapore is a multi-agency initiative that aims to help local enterprises find the answers they need to start, sustain and grow their businesses. Local enterprises and would-be entrepreneurs can approach the Enterprise Development Centres (EDCs) under the EnterpriseOne network for business advisory services.
International Enterprise Singapore is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for developing Singapore’s external economy, by promoting overseas growth of Singapore-based companies and international trade.
Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)
IRAS administers, assesses, collects and enforces the payment of taxes. The Authority also advises the Government and represents Singapore internationally on matters relating to taxation.
Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS)
IPOS is the lead government agency that formulates and administers intellectual property (IP) laws. It also promotes IP awareness and provides the infrastructure to facilitate the development of IP in Singapore. As the IP regulator and promoter, IPOS is committed to maintaining a robust and pro-business IP regime for the protection and commercial exploitation of IP.
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
MAS is the central bank of Singapore. It formulates and executes Singapore’s monetary policy, and issues Singapore currency. As banker and financial agent to the Government, MAS manages the country’s official foreign reserves and issues government securities. As supervisor and regulator of Singapore’s financial services sector, MAS has prudential oversight over the banking, securities, futures and insurance industries. It is also responsible for the development and promotion of Singapore as an international financial centre.
Associations and Societies
Accounting Standards Councils (ASC)
The ASC prescribes accounting standards for companies and for other entities such as societies, charities and cooperatives societies.
Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME)
ASME is a not-for-profit organisation that welcomes all in the entrepreneurial community as members. With a wide array of business centred activities, services and programmes, ASME works closely with both the public and the private sectors to ensure that businesses in Singapore can operate in a conducive and fair environment, and is dedicated to playing a pivotal role in creating a robust business ecosystem that is favourable to the success of SMEs.
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS)
ICPAS is the national organisation of the accountancy profession in Singapore. The mission of the ICPAS is to develop, support and enhance the integrity, status and interests of the accountancy profession in Singapore.
Securities Investors Association,Singapore (SIAS)
Securities Investors Association (Singapore) actively promotes Investor Education, Corporate Transparency and Corporate Governance and champions Investor rights. This Association is committed to investor education of all levels. It provides online investor education and information to a wide audience inside and outside of Singapore.
Singapore Institute of Directors (SID)
SID promotes high standards of corporate governance through education, training and upholding the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct of directors and corporate leaders.
Singapore Business Federation (SBF)
SBF champions the interests of the business community in Singapore in trade, investment and industrial relations. As Singapore’s apex chamber, it also acts as the bridge between the government and businesses in Singapore to create and enhance a conducive business environment.
The Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (SAICSA)
SAICSA aims to promote and advance efficient administration in the corporate world and industry. It does this through the development of the study and practice of chartered secretaryship and professional administration.
International Financial Reporting Standards
The IFRS Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit private sector organisation. IFRS provides access to unaccompanied IFRS, exposure drafts, news on IFRS developments and summaries of new IFRSs.
IIA Inc– Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association of more than 170,000 members.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 60,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.
Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO)
The CGIO contributes to the sustainable development of Asian societies and economies through thought leadership in areas of governance, institutions and organizations.
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems, providing practical guidance, benchmarks and other effective tools for all enterprises that use information systems.
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) – Code of Corporate Governance
The MAS – Code of Corporate Governance is governed by MAS Act, dedicated to the regulation and supervision of financial institutions. In addition, MAS also has frameworks and guidelines in place on topics which cut across various classes of financial institutions.
Asian Corporate Goverance Association (ACGA)
The ACGA is an independent, non-profit membership organisation dedicated to working with investors, companies and regulators in the implementation of effective corporate governance practices throughout Asia.