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South-east Asia's tech sector will bounce back

Past experiences with Sars and avian flu have prepared the region for drastic economic problems caused by the pandemic. The region being so wired will help its recovery.

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South-east Asia's 360 million Internet users are the world's most engaged and spend between four and five hours a day online. The pandemic, if anything, will accelerate tech adoption and confirm that South-east Asia is a region with the proficiency and resources to build global companies.

WHILE Wuhan has opened up after almost 80 days behind closed doors, we in Singapore are, like many of our colleagues in Europe, the United States and Japan, still in lockdown.

We may be last into the shut-in, but the tech sector here, at least, will be first off the blocks when the...

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