Published: April 2 2009 19:31 | Last updated: April 2 2009 22:44
Some useful progress, but still a way to go. That must be the conclusion of the Group of 20 summit in London. Gordon Brown, UK prime minister and chairman of the meeting, set out a six-point plan to save the world. This reflected some real achievements: a generous increase in funding for the International Monetary Fund, a new issuance of special drawing rights and a boost for trade finance. He sounded disappointingly thin on other key areas – notably cleaning up banks and future fiscal stimulus. More detail would have been reassuring.
Mr Brown cast the G20 meeting as part of a co-ordinated “fight back against the global recession” and said the “global crisis requires a global solution”. We may doubt aspects of the solution, but the crisis is undeniable. World growth is expected to decline this year for the f
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