The Group of Seven nations is committed to taking co-ordinated action to ensure liquidity and to support financial market functioning, G7 finance ministers and central bank governors said in a statement.
British police arrested more than 100 people overnight in London after shops were looted and officers attacked in a second night of violence that followed some of the worst disorder seen in the capital for years.
Hong Kong and China shares crumbled on Monday morning, pressured by an acceleration of derisking from equity investments following Standard & Poor's downgrade of the long-term credit rating of the United States late on Friday. The Hang Seng Index was down 4.04 per cent at 20,100.2 by the midday trading break, its lowest level in a year, and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 3.68 per cent.
Charlize Theron will make every woman feel better about getting older.
The 39-year-old actress explained to Women's Wear Daily why she thinks females only get sexier with age. "I think that women find their strength and power in their sexuality, in their sensuality within, [through] getting older and being secure within that," she said.