24.10.2008 - East Asia to create $ 80 bln fund
From AFP: East Asian leaders agreed Friday to set up an 80-billion-dollar fund by mid-2009 to fight the global economic crisis, as Japanese shares again fell sharply after a profit warning from technology giant Sony. The agreement came hours after US officials warned of a rise in unemployment stemming from the credit crisis, while France unveiled plans for a sovereign wealth fund to protect key industries from turmoil, as debate raged over the cause of the global maelstrom...... Full Article: Source