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Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks to reporters at the ministry in Tokyo Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2011 before the beginning of the day's stock trading in Japan. Financial ministers from the Group of Seven economies, including Noda, held talks on world market stability as Middle Eastern markets tumbled Sunday in the first sign of investor fallout from a historic U.S. credit downgrade. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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