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This week's London Summit brings together the leaders of the world's 20 largest economic powers, known as the Group of 20, to discuss the global financial crisis and decide new measures to set the world on a more stable economic footing.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who hosts Thursday's talks, has set a bold agenda for this year's summit, calling on governments to sign up to a "global deal" to haul the world out of the crisis triggered by the collapse of the banking system.

"We need a global New Deal -- a grand bargain between the countries and continents of this world -- so that the world economy can not only recover but... so the banking system can be based on... best principles," Brown said at a pre-summit meeting of European leaders last month. Read full article »

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