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G7 Vows to Get a Grip on Financial Crisis

(Newser) - The finance ministers of the world's economic leaders vowed to stem the financial bleeding in international markets today after stocks plummeted yet again, Reuters reports. Reacting to pleas from investors, the IMF, and several other countries, the G7 reps pledged "urgent and exceptional action" to free up credit... More »

Bush: Recovery Will Take Time

But don't worry, we have acted and will continue to act

(Newser) - The government's financial rescue plan is aggressive enough and big enough to work, President Bush said today, but it will take time to fully kick in. "Anxiety can feed anxiety and that can make it hard to see all that's being done to solve the problem," Bush said... More »

G-7 Leaders Offer No Fix for Credit Crisis

Ministers endorse more transparency, but not coordinated action

(Newser) - Group of Seven finance ministers ended 3 days of meetings in Washington yesterday by endorsing a plan to create greater transparency and oversight in financial markets to avert future crises, but no emergency measures to stem the current one. Despite a downbeat report on the likelihood of worldwide recession, and... More »

G-7 Ministers Talk Tough on Sliding Dollar

Strong words signal desire to keep dollar from the abyss

(Newser) - The Group of Seven's finance ministers are getting more aggressive about stopping the greenback's decline, the Wall Street Journal reports. In what counts as blunt words for the group, a statement yesterday expressed concern about the plummeting dollar's "possible implications for economic and financial stability." The change in... More »

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