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Southeast Asia's globalization outperformers

Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore stand out for their connectedness

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The skyline of Singapore's central business district   © Reuters

While few observers would be surprised that Singapore is one of the world's most globalized countries, it may raise some eyebrows that the city-state's Southeast Asian neighbors Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia also stand out relative to what might be expected of them.

In the latest edition of the annual DHL Global Connectedness Index which we compile, Singapore ranked second overall among 140 countries and territories. The index measures connectedness by the depth, breadth and direction of trade and investment. In terms just of depth, an indicator of how much trade, capital, information and people flow across a country's borders relative to how much stays inside, Singapore ranked first.

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