ASIAN MINISTER MEET IN RANGOON NEXT WEEK
RANGOON, March 30: Finance minister and senior central bank officials from 13 Asia countries including Japan and China will meet in the Burma capital of Rangoon next week to discuss regional economic integration, officials said yesterday, reports Reuters.
In recent years finance ministers from the region have agreed a series of pacts to support each other if their currencies come under pressure on foreign exchange markets.
ASEAN, with population of about 500 million and a combined gross domestic products of some $740 billion, groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.#
Source: the Independent, 31 March, 02.