Australia's Treasurer and Chair of the 14th APEC Finance Ministers' Meeting, Hon. Peter Costello highlights several issues that will be covered during the Finance Ministers' Meeting and then responds to questions from the media. (Audio only)

The APEC Finance Ministers Meeting is being held in Coolum, Queensland, on the east coast of Australia. The meeting begins today and concludes on Friday, August 3.

(Due to some journalists being off-mic, some questions are not clear. Audio levels of all questions have been increased)