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ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Singapore
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Singapore's automation incentives attract foreign tech firms

One of the larger programs is the Productivity and Innovation Credit.

A report from Reuters said foreign precision engineering firms are investing more in Singapore, drawn by strong semiconductor demand and government incentives aimed at re-tooling an economy short of skilled labor.

The city-state is running programs worth billions of dollars to support productivity, automation and research, attracting global chipmakers including U.S.-based Micron Technology Inc and Germany's Infineon Technologies.

This investment rush into electronics helped the technology sector log 57 percent output growth on average in October-February from a year ago, and kept Singapore from recession late last year.

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