The G20 meeting of finance ministers has got underway in Baden Baden. Free trade is on the agenda, along with tax evasion and the regulation of financial markets. It runs until Saturday.
The G20 has failed to agree a joint position on free trade at the Baden-Baden summit. This is a harbinger of how difficult it may be to strike international agreements with the US going forward, says Henrik Böhme.
The German town of Baden-Baden is enjoying the global spotlight as it gets to host the world's most powerful economic policymakers. They have plenty of challenges to talk about. But solutions are tough to come by.
This weekend's G20 summit in Hamburg comes at a time of upheaval in the global economy, as national interests gain the upper hand in some regions. DW asks whether the summit may signal the start of a new trading order.
Ahead of the G20 finance ministers conference, Germany's Wolfgang Schäuble will host a last-minute meeting with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He discussed the prospect of working with the new US administration.
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