Central banks boost anti-crisis moves

WORLD - Central banks around the world have stepped up their efforts to minimise the economic and financial-market fallout from the US attacks.

The European Central Bank brushed off calls to lower eurozone interest rates, but repeated that it was ready to join in a concerted move to stabilise global financial markets.

At the same time, in an unusual move, the US Federal Reserve said it was making $50bn available to support the European banking system.

The Fed offer was the largest in a number

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