Angela Merkel and George Papandreou
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Shares soar on hopes for a eurozone rescue plan

Global shares have risen strongly on growing hopes that eurozone leaders and the International Monetary Fund will agree a comprehensive package to solve the eurozone debt crisis.

Led by banking stocks, France's Cac index ended up 5.7%, Germany's Dax 5.3% and the UK's FTSE 4%.

The optimism follows talks at G20 and IMF meetings at the weekend. Dan Griffiths reports.

  • 28 Sep 2011