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As Austrian as red bull

Forget The Sound of Music and bucolic yodelling. Karin Fichtinger-Grohe, Austria's first resident ambassador to Singapore, is more excited about being in Asia, now that Austria is making the region a focus of its foreign policy.

Ms Karin Fichtinger-Grohe.

FOR a top-ranking diplomat, Austria's self-professed "startup ambassador" to Singapore comes across as remarkably down to earth. "Let me just finish a cigarette" are the first words from Karin Fichtinger-Grohe, 51, as she answers the door to The Business Times at her apartment. "Can I get you...

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