Sarkozy Confers With Obama on Transaction Tax

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that he and President Barack Obama shared a “common analysis’ on the financial transaction tax.

Speaking after bilateral talks today at a Group of 20 summit in Cannes, France, Sarkozy said that the summit needs to be ‘‘hand in glove with the U.S.’’

‘‘We need the leadership of Barack Obama,’’ Sarkozy said.

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