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World leaders begin summit on financial markets, world economy

2008-11-15 14:28:31 GMT2008-11-15 22:28:31 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- Leaders from the world's major economies on Saturday kicked off a five-hour summit to tackle the ongoing financial crisis and explore measures to prevent similar crisis in the future.

The summit, billed as the first in a series, is attended by leaders from the Group of 20 and top officials from major international institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

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