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President Obama will announce Friday that the once elite club of rich industrial nations known as the Group of 7 will be permanently replaced as a global forum for economic policy by the much broader Group of 20 that includes China, Brazil, India and other fast-growing developing countries, administration officials said Thursday.
Panelists on a discussion about efforts to fight global warming ahead of a key Copenhagen summit in December said it’s crucial for the G-20 take steps toward breaking gridlock over how emissions reductions will be financed.
Optimism is the leitmotif surrounding the upcoming Pittsburgh Summit. Yet certain concerns remain. A year ago, as the dramatic recession unfolded around the world, many were convinced we were heading for a repeat of the Crash of 1929.
Due to measures adopted at the G-20 Summit in London last April, the worst threat in decades to the global economy was contained.