SINGAPORE (Sept 13): Almost a quarter of businesses in a new survey are thinking of leaving Hong Kong to escape ongoing protests, with most looking to Singapore as their favored location.

Some 23% of surveyed companies with an office in Hong Kong are considering moving business functions from the city, while 1% already have plans to relocate, according to the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore poll. Of those firms, nine in 10 see Singapore as the best option -- beating any other destination in Southeast Asia or elsewhere.

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