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This week has proved a stormy one for the global financial markets, with a Federal Reserve warning on Wednesday about the outlook for the US economy sparking a fall in world markets.
On Thursday, IMF head Christine Lagarde said the global economic situation was entering a "dangerous place".
Separately World Bank president Robert Zoellick described world finances as being in a "danger zone", meanwhile concerns about the long term viability of the euro continue.
Here the BBC's Paul Lewis answers some of your financial questions.