In the story "Startup scene in Singapore not quite Silicon Valley", posted to the wire on Wednesday, the proportion of people in Singapore that speak English has been clarified.

The story has been changed on the wire, and paragraph six now reads:

In Singapore the government has actively moved to sponsor budding local entrepreneurs through bodies like its SPRING agency, which eases their way through the local bureaucracy and sponsors local events and grants aimed at early startups. The tiny island country has a long history of international trade, operating some of the busiest ports anywhere, and is well-suited culturally to work with the world's current tech powers. Most Singaporeans speak English (although the CIA World Factbook reported that a third of the population speaks Mandarin and a fourth speak English, based on the 2000 census).