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Singapore must stay open and inclusive to thrive in digital age: Iswaran

In South-east Asia alone, the digital economy is expected to treble in size to US$300 billion by 2025

Trade pacts conceived in a pre-digital era are not designed for the new economic realities and trade patterns, says Mr Iswaran. Hence the need to update agreements or strike new arrangements.


GLOBALISATION and technological change can create much value and opportunities, yet cause profound dislocation to workers and businesses.

To thrive in a digital age, Singapore's response to economic challenges must be to stay open so as to seize the opportunities and grow...

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