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US federal govt shutdown 'not helpful': PM Lee

US has to continue to be engaged in this region, PM adds

Mr Lee was addressing global business leaders and policy makers at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) CEO Summit in Bali - PHOTO: SPH

[BALI] The fact that the United States has its political system in a gridlock is "not helpful" at a time when many basic long-term policy decisions have to be made, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday. Citing the fiscal balance in the US and how its economy would need to