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Singapore's Changi Airport occupies an important position in Asian aviation.   © Reuters

Interview: Changing global order challenges Singapore's hub status

Policy rethink needed to expand economic hinterland: Singaporean economist

| Singapore

SINGAPORE -- One of Singapore's best-known economists, Manu Bhaskaran, is worried. He thinks the regional hub status that the city-state holds in many areas is in danger. Other metropolises are emerging and competition is heightening, especially in the areas of aviation, finance and in hosting companies' regional headquarters. Stressing the importance of having substantial hinterlands, the CEO of the think tank Centennial Asia Advisors proposes strengthening relations with Malaysia and Indonesia.

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