18 May '11, 5am

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Singapore has lost its top spot in a closely watched ranking of economic competitiveness. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM SINGAPORE has lost its top spot in a closely watched ranking of economic competitiveness. A recovery in financial markets pushed the United States (US) back to first place alongside Hong Kong, while higher cost of living pressures dragged Singapore down to third place, in the annual IMD World Competitiveness report. After growing 14.5 per cent last year, it is no surprise that Singapore ranked second among 59 countries in terms of the competitiveness of its domestic economy. But rising cost of living pressures from steeper property prices, and higher food, energy and transport costs showed up in the index, where the Republic fell from 47th to 54th in terms of price competitiveness. Singapore edged into first place last year, on the back of a resilient recover...

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