THE WORLD’S stock exchanges showed a moderate recovery (temporarily), thanks to several governments’ generous lifeboats to their financial sectors. For example, the United States will use US$250bn of the $700bn bail-out to its financial sector for debt and buying shares in some of the country’s bank groups. SA’s Finance Minister Trevor Manuel urged everyone to keep calm. THE WEEKENDER said whoever the new leaders after the election, international economic realities would allow them little room to manoeuvre. Beeld said the G20 rescue plan wouldn’t solve the underlying problems but was important in preventing the world’s financial system from collapsing. The Daily Dispatch said Manuel’s conservatism since 1994 is now yielding fruit for SA.