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What is G-20? In the year 1999, a forum called Group of Twenty (G-20) was established, aiming to discuss about the important issues regarding the global economy.

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What is G-20? In the year 1999, a forum called Group of Twenty (G-20) was established, aiming to discuss about the important issues regarding the global economy. In this group, the finance minister and central bank governors these twenty industrialized or developing countries opens up discussion about topics, such as the markets within the country and things relating to the global economic stability. The first meeting, or the inaugural meeting was held on December 15th and 16th, 1999 in Berlin, hosted by Germany and Canadian minister. Initially, it was created as a responsive action to the global crisis that happened in the late 1990s. Since then, there have been agreements made regarding policies for growth, reducing abuse of the financial system, dealing with transparency of fiscal policies, financial crises and combating terrorists financing. ...read more.


By means of this evidence, it is proven that even though the G-20 only consists of 20 countries, they are the centre or majority of the world financial activities and population. What is the Benefit for Indonesia and for the World? Indonesia is a country known for the high terrorism activity, such as massive bombing or suicidal bombing. By the help of G-20, Indonesia is able to gain several benefits, such as the decreasing amount of financing for terrorism, which also means a decrease in the amount of terrorist activity. In addition, this country may benefit from the agreements made by the G-20, such as those related to transparency of fiscal, tax evasion and money laundering. The benefits for Indonesia could be felt in a direct impact, because all the problems that the G-20 are trying to resolve all happens in Indonesia. ...read more.


Moreover, the agreements made by the members of the G-20 may also help to decrease scams, like money laundering, terrorism financing and tax evasion. As the amount of these problems decrease, each country is able to gain more from their tax and fiscal, allowing them to support their citizens in better ways. List of Members GDP per person ($) Argentina 9,843.33 -->14th Australia 50,053.16 --> Highest GDP Brazil 8,168.57 -->15th Canada 46,799.36 -->4th China 3,576.69 -->17th France 48,293.08 --> 2nd Germany 45,999.09 -->5th India 1,122.19 --> Lowest GDP Indonesia 2,393.20 -->18th Italy 40,297.96 -->7th Japan 37,644.48 -->8th Mexico 20,954.72 -->10th Russia 11,102.91 -->12th Saudi Arabia 14,688.46 -->11th South Africa 22,291.33 -->9th South Korea 6,647.80 -->16th Turkey 11,193.98 -->13th United Kingdom 44,719.53 -->6th United States of America 47,335.21 -->3rd From http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2008/02/weodata/index.aspx ?? ?? ?? ?? Ryanica - 12H ...read more.

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