As the two poles of global financial flows in Asia, a tacit rivalry has existed between Hong Kong and Singapore as both have competed for the title of “Asia’’s premier financial center.” With Hong Kong’s political turmoil showing no signs of abating, some Singaporeans may be quietly gloating, believing that the ever-reliable Lion City will become a more attractive option for finance vis-a-vis the “Pearl of the Orient”. 

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