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Case Title:

Temasek Holdings, The Singapore Government's Investment Agency: The Troubled Strategy?

Publication Year : 2006

Authors: Chiradeep Chatterjee, Sauvik Dhar

Industry: Banking, Insurance and Financial Services

Region:Singapore

Case Code: GBE0061

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Available

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Abstract:
Temasek Holdings was a Government Linked Corporation (GLC), owned directly by Singapore's finance ministry - its sole shareholder. Temasek, like the other GLCs of Singapore, had played a vital role in the country's spectacular economic development. Saturation in the local economy resulted in Temasek to look beyond the borders and invest globally. However, Temasek's government-linked factor was coming in the way of its investment strategy.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss, the evolution and role of Government Linked Companies in Singapore's economic development
  • To discuss, Temasek's investment strategy
  • To discuss the problems that Temasek is facing regarding its global investment strategy and their causes
  • To discuss, Temasek's strategy of turning itself around to face the challenge and possibilities of success.

Keywords : Temasek Holdings; State supported capitalism in Singapore; Entrepot economy; State supported model of development; Government linked corporations; Manufacturing sector's share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP); Managing in Troubled Times Case Study; Singapore Inc.; Policy of regionalisation; Temasek's investment strategy; Strategic development; Corporate development; Capital resources management; Building up corporate behemoths; Divestments; Return on investments

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