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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.

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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...

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