Finance ministers from the ASEAN plus three countries agreed Sunday to speed up the process of operationalising the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization (CMIM), a regional foreign reserve pool in case of currency flow shortage.
Chinese President Hu Jintao and Malaysian Supreme Head of State Mizan Zainal Abidin on Sunday exchanged congratulatory messages to mark the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.