Friday, 3 April 2009

g20 summit agreement (April 02, 2009)

Friday 03/April/2009

G20 summit was held at Excel Centre in the Docklands, London on Thursday, April 02, 2009 chaired by the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Africa was represented by South Africa as a g20 member and Ethiopia as chair of NEPAD. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, was also present.

$1.1 Trillion (USD 1,100,000,000,000/=) was agreed as a stimulus package.

$500 Billion - to support IMF and World Bank
$250 Billion - facility to overdraft to help economy
$250 Billion - to help cash-strapped poorer countries (overdraft to developing countries)
$200 Billion - to boost trade

Let's hope the developing countries like Tanzania can benefit from this agreement soon before the situation worsens in the country/(countries).

source: bbc news TV channel, 19:45 BST (April 02, 2009)

1 comment:

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