Global push for money laws

US - The world's leading industrial countries are to put pressure on offshore financial centres to clamp down on funds which could be used to pay for attacks like last month's suicide hijackings in America.

Finance ministers from the G7 group of countries, who are meeting in Washington, want to close loopholes which enable terrorists' money to be moved internationally without the authorities knowing about it.

Many industrial countries have clamped down on some funds linked to extreme Muslim g