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The threat of recession looms over this G20 summit

The US-China trade war could soon tip the world economy into a downturn

By George Magnus  

Photo: Pool/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

At the G20 summit at the end of this week, the leaders of national and international organisations, their entourages, and the media will discuss important topics such as global development, innovation, climate change, women’s empowerment and global health. Yet the meetings on 28-29th June will be dominated by two other closely correlated issues: the prospects for a fragile world economy, and the outcome of the planned meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping after the trade war truce collapsed last month.

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