Singapore appears to be shutting its doors to foreign talent just as the exodus of expatriates from Hong Kong gathers pace.

The government recently tightened visa rules for white-collar workers, adding hoops to a process that employers already complain is too onerous. Will the city-state miss its golden opportunity to scoop up Hong Kong’s disgruntled elites? Hardly. It’s a different slice of the labor market that will feel the pinch from these stricter measures.

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