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April 1, 2009
G-20 countries split over way out of economic crisis

President Obama is in London tonight for the start of tomorrow’s G-20 gathering, where the leaders of the world’s most powerful countries hope to devise a plan to end the most serious global economic downturn since the great depression.

Reginald Dale, a senior fellow in the Europe program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins Martin Savidge to discuss this divide, the popularity of President Obama verus Candidate Obama in Western Europe and whether Russia will respond to President Obama’s pledge to “reset” its relationship with  Russia.

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The 20th member is the European Union, which is represented by the rotating Council presidency and the European Central Bank.

In addition to these 20 members, the following forums and institutions, as represented by their respective chief executive officers, participate in meetings of the G-20:

International Monetary Fund
World Bank
International Monetary and Financial Committee
Development Committee of the IMF and World Bank


The G20 Industrial Nations according to Wikipedia are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States


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