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The constraints and advantages that S'pore has: Tharman

Lee U-Wen
Published Mon, Dec 2, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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[SINGAPORE] The global economy, especially the developed countries, should expect to go through a period of "sub-normal growth" for several years to come, says Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

And while this will cause problems for everyone, he said Singapore is "fortunate" because of the many opportunities available to its people across regions such as Asia, Africa and Latin America that will help "balance the loss of demand growth" in the advanced economies.

He made these points during a question-and-answer session after delivering the S Rajaratnam Lecture yesterday, an annual event organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Diplomatic Academy in honour of Singapore's first and longest-serving foreign minister.

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