SINGAPORE (Sept 19):  Against a backdrop of sluggish economic growth, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is hoping to position Singapore as the global node of Asia, hailing greater regional collaboration to pick up the momentum.

In response to a question at the Milken Institute Asia Summit 2019 on Thursday, Heng spoke about advancements in technology that enabled borders to be broken down and new practises to be changed and reshaped, such as in manufacturing and finance.

At the centre of this change, however, is where he wants to place the city-state.

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