P504 Teletext 506 Oct 2 21:00:11    ———————  ————————————————  BROWN CALLS FOR WATCHDOG Chancellor Gordon Brown reiterated his call for a powerful new global financial watchdog to prevent future economic crises getting out of hand. Mr Brown is in Washington for the meetings of the World Bank and $NF0—lid worries over the financial collapses in Russia and Asia. The Chancellor is arguing that interest rates around the world must come down to stave off the threat of recession. ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— Share index 510 Market report 517 Download and Analyse Share Prices on Your PC See p533-537 Next Shares Movers Family Finance
P504 Teletext 506 Oct 2 21:04:02    ———————  ————————————————  US MAKES PLEA OVER ECONOMY The United States is putting mounting pressure on other leading economies to stabilise the global financial system. Finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 leading industrialised nations are due to meet in Washington this weekend. US treasury secretary Robert Rubin and deputy Lawrence Summers appealed to their counterparts in Europe and Asia to calm fears of an economic downturn. ——————————————————————————————————2/3—— Share index 510 Market report 517 HAVE YOU SEEN FAMILY FINANCE? p540 Next Shares Movers Family Finance
P504 Teletext 506 Oct 2 21:04:11    ———————  ————————————————  US JOBLESS FIGURE ON THE UP The US unemployment rate rose to 4.6% and job growth slumped to its lowest level in nearly three years last month. The rate, up from 4.5% during the three previous months, was the highest in six months. It had hit a 28-year low of 4.3% in April and May. Employers added only 69,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, down from 309,000 in August, said the Bureau of Labour Statistics. ——————————————————————————————————3/3—— Share index 510 Market report 517 IT RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING p631 Next Shares Movers Family Finance