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Debt crisis dominates Asia-Europe finance talks

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BANGKOK - Senior finance officials from Asia and Europe met Monday for talks on the global economy in the face of growing nervousness about the worldwide fallout of the eurozone debt crisis. 

The meeting in Siam Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok comes as Asia's economies - for years seen as a bright spot in a gloomy world economy - show increasing strains from Europe's financial turbulence.

"With the ongoing economic difficulties of some countries in the eurozone, I believe that our cooperation is even more crucial than ever," Deputy Prime Minister Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said in opening remarks.

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