APEC Ministers Sum Up Recovery

"Finance ministers take a punch at describing the economic recovery in one word or sentence. The consensus among 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers was that the economic situation is better, but U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said it will take time to bring unemployment down and early recovery efforts must be supported. SOUNDBITES: UNITED STATES TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER CANADIAN FINANCE MINISTER JIM FLAHERTY INDONESIAN FINANCE MINISTER SRI MULYANI INDRAWATI PAPUA NEW GUINEA VICE MINISTER FOR TREASURY AND FINANCE HONG KONG FINANCIAL SECRETARY JOHN TSANG MALAYSIAN DEPUTY FINANCE MINISTER AHMAD HUSNI NEW ZEALAND FINANCE MINISTER BILL ENGLISH SINGAPORE FINANCE MINISTER THARMAN SHANMUGARATNAM TAIWAN MINISTER OF FINANCE LEE SUSH-DER SOUTH KOREAN DEPUTY MINISTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS RUSSIAN DEPUTY FINANCE MINISTER JAPAN PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR FINANCE CHILEAN VICE MINISTER FOR FINANCE "