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Though a city-state of just 5 million people, it's an economic powerhouse. Singapore has the world's third-highest per capita income, and is the most successful economy among the original four Asian Tigers — Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea are the others. Only Japanese citizens have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to more countries than Singaporeans. And the country's economic model has been emulated by countries ranging from its small Southeast Asian neighbors to giants like China.

India Plans Its Own Financial Hub, Singapore Style

India Plans Its Own Financial Hub, Singapore Style

The low-tax financial center in Gujarat is designed to bring more derivatives trading to India.