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What gives Singapore the edge in data centre business

Such Reits enjoy high returns as Republic is the world's largest repository for data

Singapore is a major Asian refining hub, though it doesn't have a drop of crude petroleum. Now, the tiny country is punching above its weight in data.

The upshot for investors: Data centres - an asset class that pays 51 per cent in a world where earning even zero is increasingly a luxury.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2019, with the headline 'What gives Singapore the edge in data centre business'. Print Edition | Subscribe