Aftershocks for the economy include lost man-hours and sales. Japan will have to quickly rebuild infrastructure damaged by the quake and its aftershocks if its businesses are to rebound soon.
8.9 earthquake closes some Japanese refineries. Signs of quiet on planned 'day of rage' in Saudi Arabia also dampen oil prices, but longer outlook is still for strong demand, uncertain supplies.
'Substantial' fiscal and monetary moves across the globe will get traction, US Treasury secretary says.
Markets from London to Tokyo fell on the news of Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy.
Its rate cut of 3/4 of a point is the largest in at least 20 years.