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Apec still has role in helping region grow

A Filipino policeman on patrol in a street leading to the venue of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, Philippines on Nov 10, 2015.

THE Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) bloc may be 26 years old but the 21-member grouping continues to remain relevant as it plays its part to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region.

Apec Secretariat executive director Alan Bollard made this point in an