A view of the skyline of Singapore, Singapore October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene.Chng Kai Fong, managing director of Singapore's Economic Development Board, the government agency tasked with negotiating some of those deals, said he is now gunning for "Jedi Masters" he hopes can finally elevate Singapore into a global tech hub.Manufacturing, finance and insurance made up more than a third of Singapore's $356 billion economy in 2018 . The information-communications sector, into which tech firms would largely fall, was about 4 percent.Such deals have attracted some of the world's biggest tech companies.It says 80 of the world's top 100 tech firms have operations in Singapore.Lawyers said Singapore's regulations are attractive for tech firms.For Bragiel, any reservations he had about Singapore nearly a decade ago are long forgotten.
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