Singapore, Inc. Versus the Private Sector: Are Government-Linked Companies Different?

 
Author/Editor: Ramírez, Carlos D. ; Tan, Ling Hui
 
Publication Date: July 01, 2003
 
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Summary: Government-linked companies (GLCs) have a significant presence in Singapore's corporate sector. Unlike parastatals in many other countries, these companies are run on a competitive, commercial basis, ostensibly without government privileges. Based on data from publicly listed GLCs and non-GLCs, we indeed find no evidence that GLCs have easier access to credit. However, we do find that being a GLC is rewarded in financial markets with a positive premium, over and above what can be explained by the usual determinants of Tobin's q.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 03/156
Subject(s): Private sector | Singapore | Public enterprises

Author's Keyword(s): public enterprises | corporate finance
 
English
Publication Date: July 01, 2003
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA1562003 Pages: 21
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