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Cross-border ETF connectivity schemes vital to Singapore

From a strategic standpoint, the country needs to launch an initiative that links its capital markets to those in South-east Asia and beyond.

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Worldwide, ETFs have proven resilient despite market turbulence. They are popular with investors because they are cheap and tend to perform just as well as more expensive, actively managed funds.

WITH de-globalisation and strategic schisms between China, the United States and Europe, Singapore needs to safeguard its capital markets and their cross-border nature through forging exchange- traded fund (ETF) connectivity schemes with financial centres worldwide.

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