Federal Reserve Board Governor Edward W. Kelley Jr. urged a group of international regulators Monday to raise awareness of the feared turn-of-the-century computer meltdown.

"We fear that on a worldwide comprehensive basis we are far behind where we should be, and the days are inexorably going by," Mr. Kelley told a gathering of the Professional Bankers' Association at World Bank headquarters here. "The problem is global and must be solved worldwide, or all will suffer."

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