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New Zealand - a strong and steady friend to Asean

The country may be small but it is a trusted ally in these uncertain times

New Zealand is a small country. It has a population of only 4.6 million. It is, however, a country which punches above its weight in many respects.

It has been ranked by Transparency International as the least corrupt country in the world. It is also ranked first by the World Bank for ease of doing business.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2018, with the headline 'New Zealand - a strong and steady friend to Asean'. Print Edition | Subscribe