More hot air from the G20

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 nations achieved nothing at all last week, according to our readers.

More hot air from the G20
US Treasury secretary Tim Geithner chats with PBOC governor Zhou Xiaochuan at the recent G20 meeting

When the rich world’s finance ministers met in the South Korean beach resort of Gyeongju last week, few people really expected them to achieve very much -- and, in that regard, they did not let anyone down.

Respondents to last week’s web poll voted overwhelmingly that the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers achieved nothing. The participants came out of the meeting claiming to have averted a currency war and said some fine things about the role...

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