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Going from workforce to 'thinkforce'

For Asean to realise its vision of shared prosperity, it needs to boost its innovative industries while improving its education, finance, infrastructure and technology.

Asean made exceptional progress in its first 50 years, but it must become an innovation centre and equip its people as a thinkforce to compete effectively in the digital economy.

AS ASEAN opens its 51st year, leaders face a major question: How to maintain the growth and rising standards of living enjoyed in Asean's first 50 years. In those first 50 years, Asean became the world's fifth largest economy based on strong fundamentals: regional peace, the world's third...