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Britain / G-20 Summit / Global Economy #927132

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009
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(London: Charles Gibson) President and First Lady Michelle Obama shown arriving in London for the G-20 summit meeting of the world's industrial nations; OECD world economic statistics cited.

(London: Jake Tapper) The global summit featured; details given about Obama's call for stimulus spending by the other countries, the push back led by Germany and the views of different countries on the economic problems. [German finance minister Peer STEINBRUCK†- questions spending more money.] [British Prime Minister Gordon BROWN†- speaks about risk.] [On BBC, French finance minister Christine LAGARDE†- states French President Nicolas Sarkozy's stance.] Obama's London agenda noted.

(London: Charles Gibson) The impact of the recession on several countries introduced.

(Tokyo: Clarissa Ward) The layoffs of Japanese workers, who are losing company housing and becoming homeless, reviewed.

(Sydney: Margaret Conley) The slipping of the Australian economy reviewed; scenes shown of protesting workers. [Bonds/Pacific Brands employee Peter BASTO†- reacts.]

(India: Karen Russo) The impact of the global economy on diamond factories in India reviewed.

(Kenya: Dana Hughes) The impact on the tourism industry in Kenya reviewed; scenes shown from a game preserve. [Park ranger Stanley MASHUKO†- says poachers will come in and kill the animals.]

(Budapest: Moma Hassan) The near-bankruptcy in Hungary with the currency collapsing reviewed; details given about one family's predicament.

(London: Charles Gibson) ABC News/"Washington Post" poll findings on the public's view of the US image abroad under Obama as compared to President Bush cited.

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Ward, Clarissa;
Conley, Margaret;
Russo, Karen;
Hughes, Dana;
Hassan, Moma

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