April 2, 2009 / 5:01 PM / 9 years ago

Harper says worst instability "behind us"

LONDON (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday he believes the worst financial instability is over and that he expects to see more positive news in coming months.

<p>Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown (L) greets Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper upon his arrival at the G20 summit at the ExCel centre, in east London April 2, 2009. World leaders are set to declare an end to unfettered capitalism at a G20 summit on Thursday after France and Germany demanded they act fast on promises to prevent a repeat of the worst economic crisis since the 1930s.. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth</p>

“The worst aspects of instability, I do believe, are behind us. Stability is different from recovery. We’re seeing a significant degree of stability,” he told reporters following a G20 summit in London.

“I‘m optimistic that, as these measures kick in, as fiscal and economic measures kick in, we’ll begin to see more positive news.”

Reporting by David Ljunggren, writing by Louise Egan; editing by Rob Wilson

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