Natural partners, now and beyond

THIS week, I am in Singapore to develop the strong economic and financial ties that exist between our countries. I am the sixth minister from the UK Treasury to visit Singapore in the last two years, which is testament to the importance of Singapore on the global economic and financial stage and the strength of our partnership. We are very much looking forward to the first Singaporean State Visit to the UK later this month by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.

Singapore and the UK are natural partners, as two of the world's leading international financial centres and the gateways into Asean and Europe, respectively. We believe the development of our two financial and commercial centres are complementary,...

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