European leaders call for a new Bretton Woods-type agreement as they meet in Brussels.
On Tuesday, the US was the latest nation to follow Gordon Brown's blueprint for rescuing banks.
World markets responded positively Monday to new initiatives emerging from meetings in Washington and Paris.
In all, 22 nations have lowered interest rates since Monday.
But EU leaders did agree to begin rewriting European accounting regulations later this month.
The recent death of an African immigrant in Milan highlights racial and ethnic tensions.
Three major lenders were rescued on Monday as the global credit crisis spread.
Contradictory messages are rampant as the EU and US reconsider security pledges to Georgia while new players such as Iran and Turkey enter the game.