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Environmentally Sustainable Buildings in Singapore: A Strategic Reference, 2007 - Product Image

Environmentally Sustainable Buildings in Singapore: A Strategic Reference, 2007

  • ID: 602318
  • July 2007
  • Region: Singapore
  • 205 pages
  • ICON Group International

How to Strategically Evaluate Singapore

Perhaps the most efficient way of evaluating Singapore is to consider key dimensions which themselves are composites of multiple factors. Composite portfolio approaches have long been used by strategic planners. The biggest challenge in this approach is to choose the appropriate factors that are the most relevant to international planning. The two measures of greatest relevance to environmentally sustainable buildings are “latent demand” and “market accessibility”. The figure below summarizes the key dimensions and recommendations of such an approach. Using these two composites, one can prioritize all countries of the world. Countries of high latent demand and high relative accessibility (e.g. easier entry for one firm compared to other firms) are given highest priority. The figure below shows two different scenarios. Accessibility is defined as a firm’s ease of entering or supplying from or to a market (the “supply side”), and latent demand is an indicator of the potential in serving from or to the market (the “demand side”).
Framework for Prioritizing Countries

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1 INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY 1
1.1 What Does This Report Cover? 1
1.2 How to Strategically Evaluate Singapore 1
1.3 Latent Demand and Accessibility in Singapore 3
2 ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS IN SINGAPORE 5
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 5
2.2 Latent Demand: Market Composition 5
2.2.1 Best Prospects 5
2.2.2 Public Sector Demand 6
2.2.3 Private Sector Demand 6
2.2.4 Medium-Term Demands 7
2.2.5 Technologies 7
2.3 Latent Demand: Market Data 9
2.4 Latent Demand: Leading Segments 9
2.5 Key Suppliers 10
2.6 Prospective Buyers 10
2.6.1 Government Agencies 10
2.6.2 Private Developers 11
2.6.3 Construction Companies 11
2.7 Accessibility: Market Entry 11
2.7.1 Finances 12
2.7.2 Quotations 12
2.8 Market Issues and Obstacles 12
2.8.1 Technical Requirements and Standards 12
2.8.2 Intellectual Property Rights 13
2.9 Key Contacts 13
2.9.1 Trade Event 13
2.9.2 Government and Statutory Agencies 13
2.9.3 Trade Associations 14
3 FINANCIAL INDICATORS: GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTORS AND OPERATIVE BUILDERS 16
3.1 Overview 16
3.1.1 Financial Returns and Gaps in Singapore 17
3.1.2 Labor Productivity Gaps in Singapore 20
3.1.3 Limitations and Extensions 20
3.2 Financial Returns in Singapore: Asset Structure Ratios 21
3.2.1 Overview 21
3.2.2 Assets - Definitions of Terms 21
3.2.3 Asset Structure: Outlook 24
3.2.4 Large Variances: Assets 25
3.2.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 28
3.3 Financial Returns in Singapore: Liability Structure Ratios 43
3.3.1 Overview 43
3.3.2 Liabilities and Equity - Definitions of Terms 43
3.3.3 Liability Structure: Outlook 45
3.3.4 Large Variances: Liabilities 46
3.3.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 49
3.4 Financial Returns in Singapore: Income Structure Ratios 62
3.4.1 Overview 62
3.4.2 Income Statements - Definitions of Terms 62
3.4.3 Income Structure: Outlook 65
3.4.4 Large Variances: Income 66
3.4.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 69
3.5 Financial Returns in Singapore: Profitability Ratios 84
3.5.1 Overview 84
3.5.2 Ratios - Definitions of Terms 84
3.5.3 Ratio Structure: Outlook 86
3.5.4 Large Variances: Ratios 87
3.5.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 90
3.6 Productivity in Singapore: Asset-Labor Ratios 105
3.6.1 Overview 105
3.6.2 Asset to Labor: Outlook 106
3.6.3 Asset to Labor: International Gaps 107
3.6.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 110
3.7 Productivity in Singapore: Liability-Labor Ratios 125
3.7.1 Overview 125
3.7.2 Liability to Labor: Outlook 126
3.7.3 Liability and Equity to Labor: International Gaps 127
3.7.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 130
3.8 Productivity in Singapore: Income-Labor Ratios 143
3.8.1 Overview 143
3.8.2 Income to Labor: Outlook 144
3.8.3 Income to Labor: Gaps 145
3.8.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 148
4 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN SINGAPORE 163
4.1 Executive Summary 163
4.2 Political Risks 163
4.2.1 Economic Relationship with the United States 163
4.2.2 Politics and the Business Environment 163
4.2.3 Political System 163
4.3 Marketing Strategies 164
4.3.1 Creating a Sales Office 164
4.3.2 Joint Ventures and Licensing Options 164
4.3.3 Use of Agents and Distributors 164
4.3.4 Hiring Local Counsel 164
4.3.5 Performing Due Diligence 164
4.3.6 Distribution Channel Options 165
4.3.7 Pricing Issues 165
4.3.8 Franchising Activities 165
4.3.9 Direct Marketing Options 165
4.3.10 Direct Selling Options 165
4.3.11 Selling Strategies 166
4.3.12 Advertising and Trade Promotion 166
4.3.13 Pricing Issues 167
4.3.14 Public Sector Marketing 167
4.4 Import and Export Regulation Risks 167
4.4.1 Trade Barrier Risks 167
4.4.2 Customs Regulations 167
4.4.3 Tariff Rates 168
4.4.4 Import Tariffs and License Requirements 168
4.4.5 Licenses Required for Imports 169
4.4.6 Entering Temporary Imports 169
4.4.7 Import Regulations for Health Supplements 170
4.4.8 Pharmaceuticals Imports Regulations 170
4.4.9 Labeling Issues 170
4.4.10 Restrictions on Imports 171
4.4.11 Warranty and Non-Warranty Repairs 171
4.4.12 Controls on Exports 171
4.4.13 Local Standards 171
4.4.14 Free Trade Zone Options 172
4.4.15 Adherence to Free Trade Agreements 172
4.5 Investment Climate 173
4.5.1 Openness to Foreign Investment 173
4.5.2 Limits on National Treatment and Other Restrictions 173
4.5.3 Conversion and Transfer Policies 174
4.5.4 Expropriation and Compensation 175
4.5.5 Dispute Settlement 175
4.5.6 Performance Requirements 175
4.5.7 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 176
4.5.8 Intellectual Property Risks 176
4.5.9 Transparency of the Regulatory System 177
4.5.10 Capital Market Risks 178
4.5.11 Corporate Governance 178
4.5.12 Political Violence 178
4.5.13 Corruption 179
4.5.14 Bilateral Investment Agreements 179
4.5.15 OPIC and Other Investment Insurance 179
4.5.16 Labor 179
4.6 Trade and Project Financing 180
4.6.1 The Banking System 180
4.6.2 Foreign Exchange Control Risks 181
4.6.3 General Availability of Financing 181
4.7 Travel Issues 184
4.7.1 Local Business Practices 184
4.7.2 Travel Advisory and Visas 185
4.7.3 Work Week 185
4.7.4 Infrastructure for Conducting Business 185
4.7.5 Temporary Entry of Goods 186
4.7.6 Country Data 186
4.7.7 Transportation 187
4.8 Key Contacts 187
4.8.1 Important U.S. Government Contacts in the United States 187
4.8.2 Useful Contacts in the U.S. 188
4.8.3 Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce 190
4.8.4 American Organizations in Singapore 192
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 196
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 196
5.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 197

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