2/8/2010

Euro Group Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker said at a Group of Seven meeting that troubled euro-zone nations such as Greece and Portugal will not seek bailouts from the International Monetary Fund. Stock markets fell to three-month lows Friday because of fears that these countries will not be able to fund their large deficits. IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said the organization will make funds available if they are requested.

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