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Asia a ‘bright spot’ amid global economic, terrorism concerns


Speaking at a dinner at the Istana for participants of the Asia Society – S Rajaratnam Endowment Asia Rising Dialogue in Singapore on Monday (Dec 7), he said Singapore has been able to ride on Asia’s growth, emerging as a hub for trade, finance and logistics.

Almost 50 political figures and business leaders from the United States and around the region – from countries such as Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines – attended the Asia Rising Dialogue. They shared their perspectives and insights in areas covering geopolitics, new trade architecture and new economic challenges and opportunities in the Asia Pacific.

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