Why to invest to Singapore


Many entrepreneurs have recently turned their attention to the countries of South-East Asia. Many businessmen are eager to open their companies and representative offices there, after considering the promising prospects.


Investments in Singapore

At the moment, Singapore is one of the most popular countries for living and doing business. A good way to protect your savings is to competently invest them in the Singapore business, investment funds, innovative projects, and, of course, in real estate.

There is practically no crime and corruption in the country. The problem of drugs was solved by the introduction of the death penalty for their distribution. The quality of life is at a very high level as Singapore is exceptional for its developed infrastructure, medicine that is one of the five best in the world, a wonderful air quality, good ecology and a variety of recreation & restaurants. Unemployment rate is at about 2%. With the population of about 5 million people, Singapore has an astonishing 96.3% literacy, and 86.3% have secondary or higher education.

Singapore ranks 1st in the world among the cities with the highest investment potential in the world (BERI Report 2014-I April 2014), the 1st place in the world for the ease of doing business and many more top positions in international rankings. Investments in real estate and business projects in Singapore are characterized by a high level of security. Singapore's legislation pays a great attention to the interests of investors from other countries.

Being an investor, you have the right to receive Singaporean permanent residence (PR) for yourself and your family members. So, along with protecting your savings, you have the opportunity to live in the state with a high standard of living, medicine and safety.


Investments in Malaysia

Foreigners can invest in the economy of Malaysia as individuals in the following industries:

- Bank deposits;

- Buying real estate and land;

- Investing in enterprises or developing projects;

- Purchasing and selling shares, as well as performing other transactions.

Another option for foreigners in Malaysia is to start their own business. The most common form of enterprises that are established on the territory of this country is a private limited company SDN BHD.

In order to run business in this country, it is not necessary to have Malaysian citizenship, or obtain a work permit. It is very convenient and profitable for foreigners who come there.

The country has bilateral agreements that guarantee investors the following privileges:

- Protection of property from nationalization and confiscation;

- Providing full compensation;

- Ensuring free transfer of capital and profits;

- Settlement of contentious issues related to investment.

Malaysia includes the island of Labuan, which is the largest offshore center in the region. Despite the fact that it is part of the federation, the island has its own legislation. The opening of offshore companies is of interest to foreign investors, since they have preferential tax terms and do not need a license to carry out their activities. Moreover, the island is a duty-free zone.

Foreign entrepreneurs prefer to invest their money in innovative projects. The development of new technologies is actively supported at the governmental level. The electronics industry continues to be promising. Tourist sector is especially popular with foreign investors. Businessmen willingly invest in the construction of new hotel complexes. Agrarian sector is traditionally one more prospective area for investments. The country encourages the participation of foreign companies in this area, although it is under strict state control. Real estate is also popular sphere for investment as foreigners are allowed to sell and buy real estate.


Investments in Vietnam

Nowadays, Vietnam is one of the most actively and steadily developing countries in the region due to foreign investment. So, the Ministry of Planning and Investments of Vietnam has recently registered nearly $900 million of foreign investment in real estate.

The Law on Investments, adopted in 2005, established three main forms of foreign direct investment: a joint venture, an enterprise with 100% foreign capital and business cooperation agreement (with the state).

By law, all land in Vietnam is social property which is why foreigners and Vietnamese residents cannot buy it. Land can only be rented. Vietnamese land is leased for a period of no more than 50 years (in some cases - 70 years). To extend this period, you should:

  • follow the procedure for owning land in leasing;
  • use land in accordance with the approved plan.

In the event that a foreign investor plans to extend the lease, he must file an application 6 months before the expiration of the lease and attach to it the development plan which is to be approved by the relevant authorities.


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