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Vol 4 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2010

Triangular trade

With the other Asian powers vying for business elsewhere, Singapore has focused on two sluggish oil-producing countries in Central Africa: Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso’s government is pushing for the development of three special economic zones, on the Chinese model, to help prepare for a post-oil future. It is a bit of triangular development, seeking to benefit from the joint expertise in the matter from Singapore and Mauritius.

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