Good political relations between Singapore and Malaysia should encourage companies in both the countries to excel in the sectors of manufacturing and other services by collaborating with each other.
Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister, said that both the countries should take advantage of each others strengths and this would be possible if Singapore and Malaysia will join their hands together and works towards each others benefits. The plus point is that the compatibility between Iskandar Malaysia and Singapore will help in integration of processes easily and quickly.
As claimed by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, the fifth- largest investor in Malaysia was Singapore which invested 1.9 billion ringgit (S$779.7 million) in the first 8 months of 2011 ,for manufacturing investments.
According to sources, bilateral trade between Malaysia and Singapore raised by 3.8 percent which is S$ 92.6 billion and that too in just first 10 months of 2011. With this Malaysia became the largest trading partner of Singapore.
Malaysian government has also taken steps to improve the business environment and services sector.
Malaysia’s Minister for International Trade and Industry expects that Foreign Direct Investments in 2011 will be higher than 2010.