Voices The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement should have good news on the deficit and employment – even if the national debt remains disturbingly high

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement should have good news on the deficit and employment – even if the national debt remains disturbingly high

Outlook: Rate cuts may herald more gloom

EUROPEAN CENTRAL bankers seem to be doing a passable imitation of those cartoon characters who keep running beyond the cliff edge, but suddenly plunge earthwards when finally they come to look down. The bankers looked down, and decided interest rate cuts might be a good idea after all.

G7 ministers to meet in February

FINANCE MINISTERS and central bankers from the Group of Seven leading industrial countries will meet in Bonn on 20 February, it was announced yesterday.

Is capitalism heading for breakdown?

News Analysis: George Soros's new book says that speculators threaten to destabilise the world economy

Brown insists on hedge fund rules

GORDON BROWN, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, yesterday called for a new international standard of best practice to govern banks dealings with hedge funds. He said a new standard would address the "fundamental" problems with the level of transparency and disclosure provided by such funds.

Prevention rather than cure

The G7 has announced measures to curb speculative attacks

Economy, heal thyself - with a little help

THERE was much relief on Friday that the Group of Seven seemed to be putting together a credible plan to stabilise the world economy - though it is hard to distinguish the effect of the G7 statement from the effect of better than expected US growth numbers. I suspect the latter was actually far more important.

G7 creates fund for ailing economies

THE LEADERS of the world's richest nations yesterday unveiled their plans -including a new emergency fund for countries in need - to head off a global recession and prevent future crises in the financial markets.

G7 plan to prevent financial turmoil

DETAILS OF a plan to tackle turmoil on financial markets and redesign the global financial architecture are expected to be announced today by the US and other governments.

Sinister aspects to the humbling of the experts

When rich people lose a lot of money, they seek to blame someone else

Where the finance ministers can fix it

HAVE THE Group of Seven done enough? That is the immediate question that the financial markets will answer in their inimitable way this week. But there is another and ultimately more important question. Are they heading in the right direction anyway?

G7 `turns talk into action' in bid to quell market panic with

WORLD LEADERS were talking up the outcome of the weekend G7 summit of leading industrialised nations yesterday amid fears that it has not done enough to quell the panic in financial markets.

Last-ditch bid to avert global crash

PRESIDENT CLINTON, Chancellor Gordon Brown, and other Group of Seven leaders are set for a head-on clash with international bankers in an attempt to get the escalating world financial crisis under control.

G7 tries to stem the financial slide

With a credit crunch looming, Western leaders meet tomorrow to prevent a '30s-style catastrophe

Fitch attacks G7

FITCH IBCA, the credit rating agency, has warned that the "apparent lack of policy response" of the G7 leading industrial nations could jeopardise world growth.

Clashes over role of `Mr or Ms Euro'

EUROPEAN finance ministers will join battle this weekend in a new row over who should represent the euro on the international stage including the G7 and the International Monetary Fund.
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