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Asia-Pac FTA is next up after RCEP: Swee Keat

Think tanks' research can improve understanding of the region and make S'pore a trusted base for businesses, he says

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Mr Heng said that amid the free-trade deals signed lately, Singapore can build a niche as a knowledge hub or “trusted home base” for companies looking to deepen their connections to Asia. The research by think tanks will be key in furthering knowledge - and mutual trust - in this regard.

Singapore

RIDING on the wave of recently-inked regional trade agreements, Singapore is now looking towards realising a 16-party free-trade agreement (FTA) as the next step to creating a pact encompassing the entire Asia-Pacific region, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Thursday.