19 Mar '11, 8am

COMMENTARY: Insomnia for Singapore's state investors: Singapore (The Star/ANN) - Aa Singaporeans' concern mount

Singapore (The Star/ANN) - Aa Singaporeans' concern mount over the safety of millions of Japanese, a small group of state investors are probably burning the midnight oil in Singapore. These people, who manage the two sovereign state funds with assets and investments worth in excess of US$200bil, are likely to be poring over possible future options. They are not only keeping watch on the nuclear drama unfolding in Japan, but also on the spreading violent upheavals in the Middle East, where the republic has high stakes. Recently, Foreign Minister George Yeo told Parliament that Singapore had to "adjust to changes" taking place there. In 1999, the government began a strategy of investing heavily in overseas markets to get a higher return for the state funds. Calling it "a second external pair of wings," the city pushed massive investments abroad. It was a good concept that wa...

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