Phil airportManila: For businessmen who wonder why it’s so easy to do business in Singapore, why there’s so little red tape, a high government official says it’s because they regularly review and clean up their laws.

That should ring a bell with Philippine businessmen and investors who have to wade through many laws and regulations, some of which contradict each other.

Josephine Teo, Singapore’s senior minister of state for finance, says stronger economies like Singapore need to help the smaller economies, especially in building a modern airport