US election: Economy focus of TV debate
2 October 2012 Last updated at 23:30 BST
With just five weeks to go until election day in the US, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are preparing to face each other in an eagerly-awaited televised debate on the economy.
The president is under heavy attack from the Republicans accused of failing to deliver strong economic growth and much-needed jobs after the recession.
Global markets are most worried about America's budget deficit.
Stephanie Flanders reports.