Top 10 Companies in Singapore 2014

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7. Keppel Corp

Keppel Corporation is a Singaporean company which specializes in marine, property and infrastructure businesses. It is one of the largest conglomerates in Singapore and it saw a 32% rise in its net profits in the third quarter of 2013.

It was founded in 1968 as Keppel Shipyard in Tanjong Pagar before shifting its base to Jurong with a focus on offshore and marine activities. The company embarked on aggressive diversification in 1970s and 80s by foraying into financial services including securities and insurance. The division was called Shin Loong Finance. With the acquisition of Asia Commercial Bank in 1990, it was able to incorporate banking into this division. However, the finance business unit was later divested in 2001.

In 1983, it ventured into property development by the acquisition of Straits Steamship Company. Some of its other business areas are engineering services, power generation, telecommunications, transportation, logistics and network engineering. It currently has three major business units.

Market Value: $15.6 B

Assets: $23.9 B

Profits: $1.5 B

Sales: $9.9 B

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