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Banker on a mission

DBS Singapore's country head Shee Tse Koon sees the pandemic as a clarion call to look back at first principles - the bank's role in enabling smooth functioning of the economy and maintaining livelihoods.

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"Unlike healthcare workers on the frontline, we, as bankers, cannot directly save lives. But what we can certainly do is to save livelihoods,” DBS Singapore country head Shee Tse Koon said.

AS THE novel coronavirus pandemic continues to wreck uncertainty on Singapore's future, the man helming the Singapore operations of the country's largest bank - and one of its key employers - is taking some time to reflect on his organisation's raison d'etre.

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