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Richard Teng is one of the first Singaporeans to build an international financial centre overseas, having helped get the Abu Dhabi Global Market off the ground.

"Our philosophy is quite different. We are helping international, regional, and local institutions to anchor much more financial services in the region. So the more you can do from the region, the greater the region will grow." - Richard Teng.

THERE is no shortage of first moves when it comes to the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), a tax-free financial centre in the Emirates set up just two years ago that is key to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital's strategy of diversifying away from the oil business.

Richard Teng, CEO of...

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