The Straits Times
Published on Jan 24, 2013

Singapore firms pick Asia as top investment destination


More than half of all investments from Singapore in that year were directed to Asia, according to the latest available data released by trade agency IE Singapore.

The region received a total of $240 billion, or 57.7 per cent of Singapore's direct investments abroad in 2011.

This was a 6.5 per cent rise from the year before. In contrast, the overall increase in direct investment growth to all destinations rose just 1.7 per cent to $416.4 billion in 2011.

Within Asia, China was the top receipient of direct investments from Singapore, at $76.6 billion.