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A durian seller throws a durian back into a basket at his stall in Geylang, Singapore July 16, 2013.
A durian seller throws a durian back into a basket at his stall in Geylang, Singapore July 16, 2013.
(Edgar Su/Reuters)

FINANCIAL TIMES

Singapore an oasis of stability in volatile Asia

Lex is a premium daily commentary service from the Financial Times. It helps readers make better investment decisions by highlighting key emerging risks and opportunities.

Sling money into Singapore in the past few years, and you would have watched it go nowhere while its neighbouring markets soared on the back of good growth and cheap money. But if the volatility linked with Federal Reserve plans to taper quantitative easing continue, then the developed market among the former emerging market darlings is worth another look.