14 Jun '11, 6pm

(ST|blog) Watching out for each other's feelings

Lynn Lee observes how WEF participants tread carefully around Singapore JAKARTA - SINGAPORE starred strongly in conversations at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit earlier this week, even though the two-day hubbub of networking and wheeling and dealing took place in Jakarta. More than 600 high-powered individuals from business and government the world over arrived in Indonesia’s capital impressed by the skyscrapers and city buzz. Their worries - over rising inflation and the state of the United States (US) economy, the Doha trade talks stalemate and the nature of the Sino-US relationship – emerged over meals of gado-gado and sago in coconut milk. But after commiseration and cocktails, they left even more bullish about Indonesia's - and Asia's - growth prospects. Many expressed goodwill and praise for Singapore’s successes – as a dynamic economy and comfortable place to ...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/6/14/watching-out-for-...

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