A Global Solution World's Central Banks Act to Ease Market Strains and Stock Exchanges Celebrate
Byline: David McHugh and Paul Wiseman Associaetd Press
FRANKFURT, Germany The central banks of the wealthiest countries, trying to prevent a debt crisis in Europe from exploding into a global panic, swept in Wednesday to shore up the world financial system by making it easier for banks to borrow American dollars.
Stock markets around the world roared their approval. The Dow Jones industrial average rose almost 500 points, its best day in two and a half years. Stocks climbed 5 percent in Germany and more than 4 percent in France.
Central banks will make it cheaper for commercial banks in their countries to borrow dollars, the dominant currency of trade. It was the most extraordinary coordinated effort by the central banks since they cut interest rates together in October 2008, at the depths of the financial crisis.
But while it should ease borrowing for banks, it does little to solve the underlying problem
of mountains of government debt in Europe, leaving markets still waiting for a permanent fix. …
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Publication information: Article title: A Global Solution World's Central Banks Act to Ease Market Strains and Stock Exchanges Celebrate. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: December 1, 2011. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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