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Brown snubbed by Paulson on US visit, say reports

US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is reported to have turned down a meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown on his trip to New York.

Brown told the party conference in his keynote speech on Tuesday that he would be visiting the US to meet with “financial and Government leaders” to call for global principles of transparency and risk management to safeguard the world financial system.

Brown is set to meet fund managers on Wall Street but the BBC reports that there are no plans for him to meet with either President Bush or Paulson.

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