Germany's Merkel urges G-20 to focus on regulatory overhaul:

09/25/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced concern that leaders from the Group of 20 nations meeting in the US might lack focus and urged her counterparts to zero in on financial-market regulation. "We must not search for substitute issues and forget over them financial-market regulation," Merkel said. "The issue is not that we can't talk about growth strategies, sustainable growth strategies, and maybe also about the future role of G-20 ... but it must not be the case that we search for this new topic and no longer talk about the other."

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