Asia markets are winning the race to attract global infrastructure investment
- Singapore tops Arcadis Global Infrastructure Investment Index for the second time
- Malaysia ranks seventh in global ranking
- South East Asia emerging markets including the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand are climbing up the ranks
(Hong Kong, 22 September 2014) Singapore is the most attractive market in the world for investment in infrastructure, according to Arcadis, the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm.
The findings come from the second Arcadis Global Infrastructure Investment Index, which ranks 41 countries based on their attractiveness to investors in infrastructure. In order to gauge their appeal, the study looked at various factors including the ease of doing business in each market, tax rates, GDP per capita, government policy, the quality of the existing infrastructure and the availability of debt finance. Combining all of these factors provided a comprehensive overview of the risk profile for each market and how attractive each one is likely to be to potential investors.