G20 ends with pledge on trade and promise to fight protectionism

euronews (in English)

Published on Sep 5, 2016

The balance sheet from the latest G20 meeting, President Barack Obama’s last, appears to be a thin one.

Few areas of agreement emerged with major differences remaining over Syria, and there was little in the way of solid proposals to tackle the growing challenges to globalisation and free trade.

For China the meeting has been a great chance to capture the world’s centre stage.

“We agreed to improve G20 trade and investment mechanisms, endorse the G20 strategy for global trade growth and move …

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