Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (second left) and his wife Ho Ching (left) are welcomed by Myanmar's President Thein Sein (second right) and his wife Khin Khin Win before the opening ceremony of the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Naypyitaw. Photo: Reuters Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (second left) and his wife Ho Ching (left) are welcomed by Myanmar's President Thein Sein (second right) and his wife Khin Khin Win before the opening ceremony of the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Naypyitaw. Photo: Reuters
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (second left) and his wife Ho Ching (left) are welcomed by Myanmar's President Thein Sein (second right) and his wife Khin Khin Win before the opening ceremony of the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Naypyitaw. Photo: Reuters

Singapore beats China to become top investor in Myanmar

Change prompted by US companies registering in city state to skirt sanctions, finance deputy says, as foreign investment heads for new high

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (second left) and his wife Ho Ching (left) are welcomed by Myanmar's President Thein Sein (second right) and his wife Khin Khin Win before the opening ceremony of the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Naypyitaw. Photo: Reuters Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (second left) and his wife Ho Ching (left) are welcomed by Myanmar's President Thein Sein (second right) and his wife Khin Khin Win before the opening ceremony of the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Naypyitaw. Photo: Reuters
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (second left) and his wife Ho Ching (left) are welcomed by Myanmar's President Thein Sein (second right) and his wife Khin Khin Win before the opening ceremony of the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Naypyitaw. Photo: Reuters
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