Published: Oct 09, 2010 8:41 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 09, 2010 5:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - Global finance leaders have failed to resolve deep differences that are threatening the outbreak of a full-blown currency war.
      
Various nations are seeking to devalue their currencies as a way to boost exports and jobs during hard economic times.
      
The International Monetary Fund wrapped up two days of talks in Washington on Saturday with a communique that pledged to "deepen" its work in the area of currency movements, including conducting studies on the issue.
      
The communique essentially papered-over sharp differences on the currency issue between China and the United States.