Heng Swee Keat: Preparing for a grey future

Singapore's finance minister is positioning the nation for an uptick in global trade, while ensuring it can cope with an ageing population. We rank him as Asia's second best finance minister.

While many of Asia's finance ministers have struggled to take advantage of a favourable global and regional economic climate, the latest entry in our Finance Minister of the Year study has positioned his country well, while also making headway on the challenge of preparing for an ageing population.

RANKED 2ND HENG SWEE KEAT, SINGAPORE 

Trade-dependent Singapore is benefitting as the world economy expands in synchronised fashion for the first time since the global financial crisis, but the government is facing a political test as it looks to raises taxes and future-proof the economy.

As finance minister Heng Swee Keat faces a delicate...

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