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G20 Report: Stimulus and Regulation Compromise Needed

Aola Subacchi, Alexei Monsarrat, Robin Niblett

March 2009

Atlantic Council


What started last year as a growing international credit crunch and, by September, a global banking crisis has now spread into the real economy. International trade, investment and economic growth are all contracting. A drastic curtailment of credit, collapsing global demand and a loss of trade finance is having a devastating economic effect on both the developed and developing worlds, especially those economies that are heavily dependent on exports.