Shares fell into the red during the May 17 session on both national stock exchanges.
Today, all nations from the group together raised the ASEAN flag to express their determination to build an East Asian Community by 2015, and a proposed trade bloc for East Asian countries that may arise from either ASEAN Plus Three or the East Asia Summit. It also aimed to develop ASEAN's role and image of solidarity, taking initiative and solving issues on the new development path, especially challenges to peace, stability, security and development in the region.
ASEAN is a geo-political and economic organisation of ten countries located in Southeast Asia, including Viet Nam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. —VNA/VNS