11 Mar '13, 3am

Singapore Named Top in Innovation - Wall Street Journal- India (blog)

A new ranking of Asia’s most innovative cities puts Singapore at the top while looking askance at Shanghai and snubbing Jakarta all together. The study, conducted by Asia-focused consulting firm Solidiance, aimed to identify the top spots in the Asia-Pacific region where entrepreneurs are likely to thrive. It aims to single out not just the cities where business conditions are ideal, but also places where the quality of life is such that “creatives” – artists, academics, inventors and the like, whether homegrown or imported — will want to live there. Singapore earned high marks for stable politics, low government regulation and high saturation of global brands. It also scored well in the “human talent” category, which takes into account ethnic diversity and percentage of migrants in the population. On freedom of expression and creating an environment for art and ideas to f...

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