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Pittsburgh 2009: A G-20 Survival Guide


Don’t know who’s heading the Brazilian delegation..?? How the U.S. plans to face down challenges to President Obama’s import tariffs..??  Or what China really wants out of the Pittsburgh summit? We’ve got you covered.

BOSTON — The world is coming to Pittsburgh. Twenty countries (well, if you count the European Union as a single entity) and 20 delegations. That’s a lot of names, faces and political priorities to keep straight.

But don’t worry. Here’s our interactive guide to surviving the Pittsburgh 2009 G20 summit, put together by our friends at GlobalPost’ — affiliated bloggers and well-informed correspondents in the field worldwide. 

Read more from our friends at GlobalPost here.

Also, Huffington Post is reporting that a fresh threat of Protectionism is the most pressing concern being expressed by various leaders of G-20 nations. 

As economies escape the grips of recession, the pressure to work together appears to be lessening. National economic self-interest [i.e., Economic Nationalism] is reasserting itself. That includes a desire to protect battered home industries from overseas competition as governments look toward the day when they can dial back stimulus measures.

Read more here.

See video: Pittsburgh G-20 Summit: The Basics

Source: World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh video




Elison Elliott

Elison Elliott , a native of Belize, is a professional investment advisor for the Global Wealth and Invesment Management division of a major worldwide financial services firm. His experience in the global financial markets span over 18 years in both the public and private sectors. Elison is a graduate, cum laude, of the City College of New York (CUNY), and completed his Masters-level course requirements in the International Finance & Banking (IFB) program at Columbia University (SIPA). Elison lives in the northern suburbs of New York City. He is an avid student of sovereign risk, global economics and market trends, and enjoys writing, aviation, outdoor adventure, International travel, cultural exploration and world affairs.

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