G20 Finance Meetings


G20 finance track meetings were held in Buenos Aires during the month of March. From March 17 to 18,  Finance and Central Bank Deputies held their second meeting, and Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors  met from March 19 to 21.

Key issues affecting the current and future global economy were addressed  in Buenos Aires, at the First G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of 2018.

Among those present were Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank; Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank; Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF; and Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. In all, 22 finance ministers, 17 central bank governors, and 10 heads of international organizations seated at the discussion table.

The leaders took part in an intense, two-day meeting that addresses issues such as international financial architecture, the global tax system, financial regulation, and the technology behind cryptocurrencies.

The Finance track comprises all meetings with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors and their deputies. Convening several times throughout the year, they focus on financial and economic issues, such as monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies, infrastructure investment, financial regulation, financial inclusion and international taxation.

The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world’s major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Communiqué of the First G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of 2018