"Whatever we do, and however optimistic we are, we cannot be exceptionally sure of the future. You don't fear what you know. You fear what you don't know." Conditions around Asia are favourable, but no one quite knows how bad the US crisis is. "One way or another, it will affect us. The US economy is huge. Neither India nor China can match it."
"... Let us this year be vigilant about external conditions and also be vigilant in looking out for those who face difficulties and extend them a helping hand."
-- Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo
(@ Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry's/SCCCI's
annual gathering to celebrate Chinese New Year/CNY 2008)