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Asean 'among fastest growing in the mid to long term'

MAS chief says regional integration is key, but financial integration lagging

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GOOD PROGRESS BUT...: Asean has moved fast enough towards economic integration, but needs financial integration as a complement, says Mr Menon.

Singapore

ASEAN is expected to remain one of the world's fastest-growing regions in the medium to long term, Monetary Authority of Singapore managing director Ravi Menon said on Friday.

"Barring shocks, overall growth in Asean should remain firm this year - at about 5 per cent, not