Unit 5: Country Analysis – Singapore
Country analyses provide useful information for individuals, investors, and companies. Individuals conduct basic research when moving to a new country or when deciding on their next location of work or residence. Investors make informed investment decisions in the financial market based on research. Companies with plans to set up subsidiaries, or enter new markets, base their business plans on research as well. This application is an opportunity to conduct research on a country in Asia.
This is a group assignment. Use the CIA World fact book to conduct a country analysis of Singapore. Elect a project manager, who will submit the assignment on behalf of the group. Include all group members’ names in the report.
Include the following components in your analysis.
1. Economic Situation – Discuss major economic activities such as the economic resources produced; the GDP; per capita GDP; the average income and its imports/exports data (give statistics and major partners).
2. Competitiveness – Assess the following key measures such as strong and transparent public institutions, clear property rights, strong judicial independence, and education/innovation; communication infrastructure (internet and TV/Radio ownership per person, paved and non- paved road, waterways, airports and other modes of communication.
3. Health Care – Discuss the health care situation within the country such as how many patients per doctor and how many hospital beds are available to the patients. After the analysis is complete, provide some recommendations to overcome the challenges.