Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #299: Abyss

French PM says world ‘on edge of abyss’

PARIS/LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Friday the world stood on the “edge of the abyss”, gripped by a global financial crisis now threatening industry, trade and jobs worldwide.

Fillon’s words echoed a growing sense of alarm sweeping EU capitals ahead of an expected U.S. Congressional vote on Friday on a $700 billion bailout plan for the financial industry. Approval is far from certain.

Emphasis added by me.

And:

“The world is on the edge of the abyss because of an irresponsible system,” Fillon said, alluding to widespread anger over past lax regulation of financial markets and excessive lending.

Fillon said President Nicolas Sarkozy would propose at the emergency meeting measures to unfreeze credit and coordinate economic and monetary strategies.

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet sounded an alarm on Friday’s expected vote in the U.S. Congress.

“(U.S. Treasury) Secretary (Henry) Paulson’s plan obviously must be passed,” he told Europe 1 Radio.

“It must be. It is necessary.”

Emphasis added by me.

Very cute, Trichet. But the European Central Bank isn’t cutting its interest rate, is it?

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