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Natural Resources

Centrally located in resource-rich Asia, Singapore is a leading global hub for agri-commodities, metals and minerals. Our pro-business environment, combined with our strong finance, supply chain management and technology capabilities, have attracted eight of the top 10 global commodities trading firms.

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Hub of choice

Firms like ADM and Bunge have based their regional HQ in Singapore, where they can easily access financing through Asia’s largest forex centre and tap SGX’s excellent listing platform for resources firms. Ranked by the World Bank as Asia’s top-performing logistics hub, we also host global marketing hubs for firms like BHP Billiton, while offering a compelling base for Finance and Treasury Centres.

To support HQ functions, our talented professionals have capabilities in areas like digitalisation and blockchain.

Vibrant ecosystem

Singapore offers commodity firms strong infrastructure and a network of technology players to harness digital technologies like marketing and supply chain analytics, automation, and the Internet of Things. Our ecosystem comprises partners like the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), private sector providers like Accenture and IBM, and platforms for engaging startups including NUS Enterprise.

Rio Tinto’s innovation hub in Singapore taps on a range of Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) solutions developed by partners in the ecosystem, to bring new business insights into the business.

Hotbed of innovation

Our conducive environment supports breakthrough R&D. Here, food brand owners like Kellogg’s and Nestle co-innovate with agri-commodity companies to create downstream, value-added food applications. Resource firms also join with Singapore’s biomedical institutes including Temasek LifeSciences Lab to conduct upstream research. Venture capital funds like VisVires New Protein are partners for identifying potential disruptive solutions in areas like alternative proteins and biofermentation.

Singapore enables fruitful collaborations to meet the challenges of feeding Asia and the world.

At a Glance


financial and commodity trading hub in Asia, based on various rankings including Global Financial Centres Index (2016).



in digital competitiveness globally, ranked by IMD’s World Digital Competitiveness Ranking (2017); #1 in innovation in Asia, ranked by the Global Innovation Index (2017).