Summary of Singapore

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Singapore is a fit 50-year-old, but some wrinkles are starting to show.


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Singapore has a well-deserved reputation as a squeaky-clean nation with business-friendly policies. But is trouble brewing in paradise? Not exactly, the Economist Intelligence Unit reports in this engaging overview, but the 50-year-old city-state has begun to show its age. Lagging productivity, a shrinking workforce and a politically awakening populace pose challenges, but Singapore remains an economic miracle in many ways. getAbstract recommends this concise report to executives and policy makers seeking insights into this model economy.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What Singapore has achieved in 50 years of independence,
  • How its population is changing and what that means for its continued economic growth, and
  • What challenges the city-state will face in the future.


As Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence in 2015, it can claim a number of “phenomenal economic achievements.” Despite its tiny landmass, Singapore is a regional powerhouse in international trade, tourism and industry, and global investors consider it one of the most business-friendly jurisdictions...
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