April 1, 2009
Posted: 1509 GMT
"I'm quite frankly wondering how I'm going to get home."
That's what a financial strategist working in one of the building in the City of London just told me over the phone. Looking out of his window, he told me, he sees the protestors. The financial district is in lockdown and Keith Miller of Corporate FX says there are no cabs, no tube and no way to make it out of the "Square Mile."
We're hoping to talk live to Keith at the top of I-Desk and show pictures he's taken from inside his building, one of which I posted above.
We'll also be covering all the protests street level. A few trouble-makers smashed windows at the Royal bank of Scotland building. A bit of theatre that illustrates, but one that highlights the profound malaise felt by so many.
This G20 is crucial not for coming up with immediate measures, but for attracting global attention to a recession that is far deeper and more wide-ranging that even the most pessimistic of pessimists thought it would be.
The World Bank says the global economy will shrink for the first time since World War II in a report released yesterday. All 50 states in the U.S. are also in recession for the first time in a generation. And it's not a good month of March on the markets that is likely to fundementally change anyone's gloomy mood.
We'll be going live to Richard Quest for more on tonight's Obama-Queen Elizabeth meet and greet as well as all other angles of the G20 meetings and events.
See you on TV,
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