G7 pledges united crisis response but rifts emerge
The G7 are expected to issue a communique summing up their views sometime after 6 p.m., but heading into the afternoon meeting there was little consensus on what they might say
G-7 Meets on Crisis as Italy Splits Over `Weak’ Draft
While Britain has pushed for a coordinated agreement to guarantee loans between banks, one official from a G-7 member said it was unlikely the G-7 would endorse their proposal. Two European officials said earlier that the group was considering saying that no systemically important bank would be allowed to fail, and laying out principles for all nations to follow.
Stocks Lower After Day of Wild Swings
Between the start and the finish was a day in which the Dow Jones industrial average swung 1,000 points and a wild final hour in which the market moved from almost 400 points down to 300 points higher, only to close down 128 points or 1.4 percent.
Fear grips global stock markets
Global stocks have fallen sharply on one of the worst days of trading in 30 years, despite continuing government efforts to tackle the crisis.
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