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Korea’s Moment: A Look at the Upcoming Seoul G-20 Summit
Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South
Published January 20, 2012
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In less than two weeks world leaders will arrive in Seoul for two days of intense discussions on the current global economic recovery. Unlike the prior G-20 meetings during the crisis, the Seoul Summit will be more focused on the long-term recovery from the crisis than focused on managing the global economic crisis. The near meltdown in Greece and other European countries, along with the slow economic growth and low rate of job creation in the world’s advanced countries demonstrate that the global economy has not completely put the crisis of 2008 and 2009 behind it. That said, the Seoul summit will be the first G-20 meeting without the threat of an imminent economic collapse at its doorstep.

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