It was supposed to be a celebration of technology, but for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the central message was “we are still dealing with people”. Addressing the Singapore FinTech Festival 2020, she said that “putting people and the planet first” made good sense for governments, economies and businesses even as the world increasingly moves online. 

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