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Singapore has overtaken the US to become the world’s most competitive economy, according to a study by the World Economic Forum. The Asia-Pacific was also found to be the most competitive region globally. The city-state clinched the top spot for its robust infrastructure, citizens’ healthy life expectancy and strong labour markets. While the US remains an “innovation powerhouse”, the trade war with China has hurt its investment climate, the WEF said. Hong Kong moved up four places to rank third globally; Japan slipped one spot to sixth; Malaysia fell two spots to 27 and the Philippines dropped to 64th. • Here’s what people are saying.