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Author(s):
Kenneth Bercuson
Published Date:
December 1995
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    © 1995 International Monetary Fund

    Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

    Singapore : a case study in rapid development / edited by Kenneth Bercuson: with a staff team comprising Robert G. Carling … [et al.].

    • p. cm. — (Occasional paper, ISSN 0251-6365; 119)

    • “February 1995.”

    • Includes bibliographical references (p.).

    • ISBN 1-55775-463-2: $15.00 ($12.00 to students)

    • 1. Singapore—Economic conditions. 2. Singapore—Economic policy. I. Bercuson, Kenneth. II. Carling, Robert G. III. Series: Occasional paper (International Monetary Fund); no. 119.

    HC445.8.S533 1995

    338.95957—dc20 94-49549

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    The following symbols have been used throughout this paper:

    • … to indicate that data are not available;

    • — to indicate that the figure is zero or less than half the digit shown, or that the item does not exist;

    • - between years or months (e.g., 1991-92 or January-June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;

    • / between years (e.g., 1991/92) to indicate a crop or fiscal (financial) year.

    “Billion” means a thousand million.

    Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.

    The term “country,” as used in this paper, does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is a state as understood by international law and practice; the term also covers some territorial entities that are not states, but for which statistical data are maintained and provided internationally on a separate and independent basis.

    Preface

    This Occasional Paper presents research work undertaken in connection with the IMF’s 1993 Article IV consultation with Singapore and is based on information available through early 1994. The authors are grateful to the Singapore authorities for their cooperation. They also thank Ioana Hussiada for research assistance and Carla Cullati, Pihuan Cormier, and Florence Conteh for secretarial support. J.R. Morrison of the External Relations Department edited the paper for publication and coordinated its production. The views expressed, as well as any errors, are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Government of Singapore, Executive Directors of the IMF, or other members of the IMF staff.

    List of Abbreviations

    ACU

    Asian currency unit

    ADM

    Asian dollar market

    AFTA

    ASEAN Free Trade Area

    APC

    average propensity to consume

    APEC

    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum

    APS

    average propensity to save

    ASEAN

    Association of South East Asian Nations

    BIBF

    Association of South East Asian Nations

    CAA

    Civil Aviation Authority

    CEPT

    Common Effective Preferential Tariff

    COE

    certificate of entitlement

    CPF

    Central Provident Fund

    DBU

    domestic banking unit

    EAEC

    East Asian Economic Caucus

    EDB

    Economic Development Board

    AFTA

    ASEAN Free Trade Area

    APC

    average propensity to consume

    APEC

    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum

    APS

    average propensity to save

    ASEAN

    Association of South East Asian Nations

    BIBF

    Association of South East Asian Nations

    CAA

    Civil Aviation Authority

    CEPT

    Common Effective Preferential Tariff

    COE

    certificate of entitlement

    CPF

    Central Provident Fund

    DBU

    domestic banking unit

    EAEC

    East Asian Economic Caucus

    EDB

    Economic Development Board

    FDI

    foreign direct investment

    GATT

    General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

    GDP

    gross domestic product

    GLC

    government-linked company

    GNP

    gross national product

    GSIC

    Government of Singapore Investment Corporation

    GST

    goods and services tax

    HDB

    Housing and Development Board

    JTC

    Jurong Town Corporation

    LIUP

    Local Industry Upgrading Program

    MAS

    Monetary Authority of Singapore

    MNC

    multinational corporation

    NTUC

    National Trade Union Congress

    NWC

    National Wages Council

    PAP

    People’s Action Party

    PSA

    Port of Singapore Authority

    PUB

    Public Utilities Board

    SB

    statutory board

    SBS

    Singapore Bus Service Scheme

    SDC

    Sentosa Development Corporation

    SDF

    Skills Development Fund

    SES

    Stock Exchange of Singapore

    SIMEX

    Singapore International Monetary Exchange

    TFP

    total factor productivity

    URA

    Urban Redevelopment Authority

    VAT

    value-added tax

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