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    Looming Economic Crisis Casts Shadow Over G20 Summit

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    2016 G20 Summit in China's Hangzhou (65)

    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Steve Keen, author and economist as well as professor of economics at Kingston University, as well as by international security and affairs analyst Mark Sleboda.

    The annual G20 Summit wrapped up yesterday. It was the first of the meetings of the world’s twenty largest economies to be held in China, showcasing the country’s rapid growth in recent years. But as world leaders and central bank governors converged on China, where is the global economy heading? Can global discontent with free trade agreements be curbed? Are the largest proposed free trade deals — the TPP and TTIP — already dead? Can summits like the G20 do much to alleviate political tensions, from NATO's conflict with Russia to the war in Syria? 

    2016 G20 Summit in China's Hangzhou (65)
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