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Singapore and South-east Asia are key to UK's prosperity

Britain can build on Cameron's visit to South-east Asia to work even more closely with its Asean partners to help create jobs and growth for people in the region and the UK.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mr Cameron during the latter's visit to Singapore. The UK and Singapore agreed on an MOU to boost cooperation on protection of their intellectual property rights and joint funding to help SMEs collaborate in the development and demonstration of technologies for smart cities.

I AM delighted to have made my first major trip overseas as Business Secretary to South-east Asia. Having spent some time living and working in Singapore, it is a pleasure to be back in a region that I love so well; but beyond the vibrancy of the people, the culture and happy memories, there are