Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AFP

Singapore’s PM calls for support as ‘tough fight’ looms in coming election

  • Speaking at a party convention, Lee Hsien Loong pointed to economies around the world where public faith in governments has eroded
  • Protests in places like Hong Kong and Chile illustrate how people have lost faith in institutions, he was cited as saying
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Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AFP
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A view of the Singapore city skyline. Photo: AFP

Singapore begins to see some gains from Hong Kong’s months of unrest

  • Hotel occupancy rates are at an all-time high and there has been a pick up in luxury home sales, gold storage and foreign currency deposits
  • The extra cash is welcome news for the city state, whose economy is slowly slipping towards a recession as election speculation grows
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