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PM to meet King and Turner at Downing Street this afternoon

The Prime Minister and Chancellor are to meet Bank of England governor Mervyn King and FSA chairman Lord Turner this afternoon but have denied it is an emergency meeting.

The meeting is to take place at Downing Street at 5pm, but the BBC reports that a spokesman for the Prime Minister has said it is to discuss “ongoing action” and denied that these are crisis talks.

There was no mention of the meeting given at a Downing Street press briefing this morning.

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