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Chancellor addresses G7 ministers

Chancellor addresses G7 ministers

Gordon Brown was the keynote speaker at the Advancing Enterprise conference in London - a meeting of the world's leading finance ministers.

The theme was 'enterprise in global markets.'

Among those attending the meeting were representatives from all the Group of Seven (G7) nations, including Dr Alan Greenspan (pictured) from the US Federal Reserve.

Mr Brown promised 'far-reaching new incentives' to make Britain the most business-friendly country in the world.

The Chancellor said the country had the chance to become the best location for scientific research and development - as well as the 'world leader' in the new enterprises of the future.

"We can be one of the global economy's greatest success stories and look forward to a twenty-first century of British achvievement."

The meeting was the first under the UK's G8 presidency.

Former South African president Nelson Mandela was also in London to address the G7 ministers.

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