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Wireless Communication Equipment and Services in Singapore: A Strategic Reference, 2007 - Product Image

Wireless Communication Equipment and Services in Singapore: A Strategic Reference, 2007

  • ID: 602325
  • July 2007
  • Region: Singapore
  • 202 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 wireless communication equipment and services 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 WIRELESS COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES IN SINGAPORE 5
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 5
2.2 Latent Demand: Market Composition 5
2.3 Latent Demand: Market Data 6
2.4 Latent Demand: Leading Segments 8
2.5 Key Suppliers 8
2.6 Prospective Buyers 8
2.7 Accessibility: Market Entry 10
2.8 Market Issues and Obstacles 11
2.9 Accessibility: Trade Events 11
2.10 Key Contacts 11
3 FINANCIAL INDICATORS: COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT 13
3.1 Overview 13
3.1.1 Financial Returns and Gaps in Singapore 14
3.1.2 Labor Productivity Gaps in Singapore 17
3.1.3 Limitations and Extensions 17
3.2 Financial Returns in Singapore: Asset Structure Ratios 18
3.2.1 Overview 18
3.2.2 Assets - Definitions of Terms 18
3.2.3 Asset Structure: Outlook 21
3.2.4 Large Variances: Assets 22
3.2.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 25
3.3 Financial Returns in Singapore: Liability Structure Ratios 40
3.3.1 Overview 40
3.3.2 Liabilities and Equity - Definitions of Terms 40
3.3.3 Liability Structure: Outlook 42
3.3.4 Large Variances: Liabilities 43
3.3.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 46
3.4 Financial Returns in Singapore: Income Structure Ratios 59
3.4.1 Overview 59
3.4.2 Income Statements - Definitions of Terms 59
3.4.3 Income Structure: Outlook 62
3.4.4 Large Variances: Income 63
3.4.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 66
3.5 Financial Returns in Singapore: Profitability Ratios 81
3.5.1 Overview 81
3.5.2 Ratios - Definitions of Terms 81
3.5.3 Ratio Structure: Outlook 83
3.5.4 Large Variances: Ratios 84
3.5.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 87
3.6 Productivity in Singapore: Asset-Labor Ratios 102
3.6.1 Overview 102
3.6.2 Asset to Labor: Outlook 103
3.6.3 Asset to Labor: International Gaps 104
3.6.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 107
3.7 Productivity in Singapore: Liability-Labor Ratios 122
3.7.1 Overview 122
3.7.2 Liability to Labor: Outlook 123
3.7.3 Liability and Equity to Labor: International Gaps 124
3.7.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 127
3.8 Productivity in Singapore: Income-Labor Ratios 140
3.8.1 Overview 140
3.8.2 Income to Labor: Outlook 141
3.8.3 Income to Labor: Gaps 142
3.8.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 145
4 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN SINGAPORE 160
4.1 Executive Summary 160
4.2 Political Risks 160
4.2.1 Economic Relationship with the United States 160
4.2.2 Politics and the Business Environment 160
4.2.3 Political System 160
4.3 Marketing Strategies 161
4.3.1 Creating a Sales Office 161
4.3.2 Joint Ventures and Licensing Options 161
4.3.3 Use of Agents and Distributors 161
4.3.4 Hiring Local Counsel 161
4.3.5 Performing Due Diligence 161
4.3.6 Distribution Channel Options 162
4.3.7 Pricing Issues 162
4.3.8 Franchising Activities 162
4.3.9 Direct Marketing Options 162
4.3.10 Direct Selling Options 162
4.3.11 Selling Strategies 163
4.3.12 Advertising and Trade Promotion 163
4.3.13 Pricing Issues 164
4.3.14 Public Sector Marketing 164
4.4 Import and Export Regulation Risks 164
4.4.1 Trade Barrier Risks 164
4.4.2 Customs Regulations 164
4.4.3 Tariff Rates 165
4.4.4 Import Tariffs and License Requirements 165
4.4.5 Licenses Required for Imports 166
4.4.6 Entering Temporary Imports 166
4.4.7 Import Regulations for Health Supplements 167
4.4.8 Pharmaceuticals Imports Regulations 167
4.4.9 Labeling Issues 167
4.4.10 Restrictions on Imports 168
4.4.11 Warranty and Non-Warranty Repairs 168
4.4.12 Controls on Exports 168
4.4.13 Local Standards 168
4.4.14 Free Trade Zone Options 169
4.4.15 Adherence to Free Trade Agreements 169
4.5 Investment Climate 170
4.5.1 Openness to Foreign Investment 170
4.5.2 Limits on National Treatment and Other Restrictions 170
4.5.3 Conversion and Transfer Policies 171
4.5.4 Expropriation and Compensation 172
4.5.5 Dispute Settlement 172
4.5.6 Performance Requirements 172
4.5.7 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 173
4.5.8 Intellectual Property Risks 173
4.5.9 Transparency of the Regulatory System 174
4.5.10 Capital Market Risks 175
4.5.11 Corporate Governance 175
4.5.12 Political Violence 175
4.5.13 Corruption 176
4.5.14 Bilateral Investment Agreements 176
4.5.15 OPIC and Other Investment Insurance 176
4.5.16 Labor 176
4.6 Trade and Project Financing 177
4.6.1 The Banking System 177
4.6.2 Foreign Exchange Control Risks 178
4.6.3 General Availability of Financing 178
4.7 Travel Issues 181
4.7.1 Local Business Practices 181
4.7.2 Travel Advisory and Visas 182
4.7.3 Work Week 182
4.7.4 Infrastructure for Conducting Business 182
4.7.5 Temporary Entry of Goods 183
4.7.6 Country Data 183
4.7.7 Transportation 184
4.8 Key Contacts 184
4.8.1 Important U.S. Government Contacts in the United States 184
4.8.2 Useful Contacts in the U.S. 185
4.8.3 Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce 187
4.8.4 American Organizations in Singapore 189
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 193
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 193
5.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 194

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