Singapore Sizzles while China Slows – Why?

A good piece written by Kurt Davis, a friend of NSI, on February 1, 2016. Original article can be found here

  • Singapore has developed an economy based on real technical innovation.
  • From mid-90s, the government invested heavily in research centers to develop the skills and knowledge of its local people.
  • It is the easy-to-do business hub for the emerging South East Asia Region.
  • Startup innovation is maturing.
  • Companies – of all technologies – are investing.

Google recently announced it will open one of three new R&D centers in Singapore. United just opened a direct flight linking San Francisco to Singapore. Singapore ranks #1 in Asia and #7 across the world on the Cornell World Innovation Index. The top business school ranked by Bloomberg, Insead, is also co-based here and France. For a country of just over 5 million people, what on earth is going on?

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