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How globally connected is S'pore?

Correcting misperceptions about the depth of globalisation is important because greater depth is associated with faster economic growth.

Taking into account both the depth and breadth of globalisation, Singapore ranked third on the 2014 DHL Global Connectedness Index, trailing only the Netherlands and Ireland. Singapore was the only non-European country to enter the top 10.

A 2014 Time magazine article claimed that compared to Singapore, "no other place on earth has so engineered itself to prosper from globalisation - and succeeded at it". The DHL Global Connectedness Index, which we first released in 2011 and have since updated regularly, confirms the Lion City to...

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