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Singapore, HK vie for pole position in new innovative ecosystem

Above: Hong Kong is bolstering its efforts to attract talent from technological sectors.

Above: Singapore's forward-thinking institutional environment is a factor in productivity.

ONE degree north of the equator, Singapore's transformation from a humble fishing village to a sparkling metropolis has been viewed as a textbook case study for economic transition and development.

The city-state's success, reaching beyond its diminutive geographical footprint, has led to...