Those key G20 questions answered
6. And who’s only along for the free snacks?
Argentina: not a great deal of traction as far as the global economy goes. Australia: Kevin Rudd’s centre-left politics are a relief from those of his predecessor, but he is widely seen as just a wee bit conventional (some might say nerdy). Canada: nice, but irrelevant [emphasis added]. India: another vast emerging economy, but one that somehow never quite fulfils its promise; too many problems and an octogenarian leadership. Indonesia: the world’s largest Muslim country, so kind of had to be there really. Italy: all sizzle, no steak. Mexico: too many (drug) problems at home. The Netherlands: who? South Africa: potentially important, but the jury’s still out on where it’s heading. Spain: fell out with Bush after pulling troops out of Iraq, and now with Obama after announcing withdrawal from Kosovo too…