G-20 summit

G20 Washington 15 December 2008

WASHINGTON, USA. Working sessions of the G-20 heads of states and governments.
WASHINGTON, USA. Working sessions of the G-20 heads of states and governments. | Source

Economic strength of G-20 members


G-20 leaders will be meeting in Washington on 15th November, 2008. Present global economic and financial crisis will surely be in top of the agenda. Role of George W Bush, the US President will be crucial as America is hosting the summit.

G-20 is a group of the finance ministers and central bank governors of 19 countries: United States of America, United Kingdom, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Argentina, Australia, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey.

These 19 countries are G-8 plus G-11, where G-8 represents developed nations such as US, Canada and Japan. G-11 represents emerging economies like India, China and Brazil. Russia, the emerging economy is already included in G-8. The European Union is also a member, represented by the Rotating Council president and the European Central Bank.

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the President of the World Bank, the Chairmen of the International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee of the World Bank and IMF are also ex-officio members of G-20.

G-20 represents around 80 per cent of the world trade, 90 per cent of global production and two-thirds of the world-population. Therefore, it has a high degree of influence over the management of the global financial system and economy. The summit will effect global economic scenario in future.

G-20 Reunion Washington

President George W. Bush stands with fellow world leaders Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, for the family photo at the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy at the National Museum Building in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Grant Miller
President George W. Bush stands with fellow world leaders Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, for the family photo at the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy at the National Museum Building in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Grant Miller | Source

India: As a part of sollution


Dr. Man Mohan Singh, the Indian Premier is renowned as an economist and Statesman. He himself will represent India. President Bush has hosted a dinner in honor of Indian Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh and other G-20 leaders on the 14th. He and Gordon Brown, Prime Minister, UK both have a deep understanding of the current global crisis.

Both of them have proven their capabilities in the ASEM summit in Beijing, China. Chinese President Hu Jintao has assured Dr. Man Mohan Singh of co-ordination between India and China.

The finance ministers of India, China, Brazil and Russia are expected to meet in Sao Paulo before the G-20 summit. It is also expected that the BRIC countries will be in a common platform in G-20 summit.

India has repeatedly declared that it would be part of the solution. India is supposed to lay some plan on the summit. The plan may include a proposal for democratizing the IMF and the World Bank. It is expected that the plan will include environment related issues such as green house gases and carbon emissions cut.

Cumbre G-20-Washington

President George W. Bush and the G20 leaders and delegates attend the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at the National Museum Building in Washington, D.C.
President George W. Bush and the G20 leaders and delegates attend the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at the National Museum Building in Washington, D.C. | Source

Developing countries and International financial organizations


The world at large is not satisfied with the role of these international financial organizations in solving the current economic crisis. People think these financial organizations are puppet of rich nations and work to promote their agenda. They also believe that these financial institutes have not actually done significantly to help developing and under developed countries.

Indian Prime Minister is seen as a wise man globally and his views will certainly help the world to come out of the present crisis. But the million dollar question is: Whether developed countries will come out of their own agenda and let the emerging economies like India, China, Brazil and Russia play their role or they will pursue with their same old agenda?

Success of the G-20 summit is dependent on the attitude of developed and rich countries, especially America, the US. However, it is well known fact now that India can bail out America and rest of the world from economic crisis.

Let us be optimistic!

Please comment on this hub for sharing your views and enhancing insight. I will feel obliged.

(This article is written on November 14, 2008)

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Shivank 4 years ago

Great hub, full of info. The US tried to hijack the summit. Rated up!


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amithak50 4 years ago from India

Thanks for Giving great insights on G-20 Jyoti ..It is really great to have India in G-8


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sir slave 5 years ago from Trinity county CA.

The amount of debt were looking at here is three and a half years of outlays, the celing will be raised in order to keep the rating, but severe measures need to be taken since social security and medicare will collapse without help as well ....what is Obama and McConnels idea of severe austerity?? a 900 billion dollar unpaid for tax cut!! I will follow you more though, you seem intelligent, with a good grasp of economics) and its good to have a foriegn perspective.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Bgamall,

Thanks for commenting on this hub. I am agreed.

Jyoti Kothari


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bgamall 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

The G20 summit did have the effect of allowing IMF control over every nation's finances. That is not good for freedom or for mainstreet. That protects the interests of the international banking cabal only.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Norman,

The summit is over and it has proved to be a dud. America could succeed in promoting their own agenda. Rest of the world have got nothing from the summit. It is disgusting.

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


Norman 7 years ago

Jyoti,

G-20 summit, second round, London is over. What's next?

Norman

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