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Productivity key to sustained Asean growth

To transition to a more mature and sustained growth path and to stay competitive, Asean countries would need to deepen labour, capital and product market reforms.

Raising worker productivity and closing gaps in technology, infrastructure, education and financing will drive productivity growth for Asean.

BY some measures, the goal of Asean nations to forge a single market and production base that stitches together 10 countries into a coherent, integrated whole of sizeable scale has had a good headstart. Many more multinational companies now have a regional approach to strategy in Asean, even as