G20: Indonesia ushers bloc into an era of emerging economies
20 November 2022 | 3:32 pm
The Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies have often pulled the strings at the G20, but the tide seems to be turning. Crucially, the G20 will be steered by developing countries over the next three years.
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