G7 upbeat on global economy

CANADA - The world's seven leading industrialised states have said prospects of an upturn in a global economy hit by the 11 September attacks on America have strengthened, although risks remain.

In a statement issued at the end of a two-day meeting in Canada, foreign ministers and central bank governors said they would remain vigilant and take appropriate steps to promote a strong and sustained recovery.

However, there was no concrete pledge of financial aid to Argentina, struggling to meet a

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