23 Mar '11, 9pm

Venture capital for SMEs behind in global rankings

SINGAPORE - Venture-capital (VC) funding for Singapore's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) falls short on a global comparison, according to a study that surveyed SME sentiments across 71 countries. The inadequacy of funding is perplexing, analysts say, given that Singapore ranked 15th globally in overall entrepreneurship. Only Australia, at 11th position, did better in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the study by the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute (GEDI). On a scale of 1.0, the United States scores 0.765 for access to venture capital, while Hong Kong and Australia have ratings of 0.568 and 0.505 respectively. The figure for Singapore is 0.417. Analysts say this is because investors in Singapore are distracted by other opportunities to earn a high return. "We are seeing a lot of competing investment opportunities, whether it is privatisation or pu...

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