PM urges G7 not to ‘repeat the mistake’ of 2008 financial crash during COVID recovery

SourceThe Economist
SectorFinancial Markets
CountryMiddle east

World leaders have arrived in Cornwall for this weekend’s G7 summit, as Boris Johnson looks to strike deals on COVID vaccines, girls’ education and the environment.

In one of the most high-profile moments of his premiership so far, the prime minister will chair meetings of the world’s leading democracies at Carbis Bay.

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Climate change activists wear masks representing world leaders during a protest in St. Ives, on the sidelines of the G7 summit

Mr Johnson has been joined at the South West resort by US President Joe Biden, Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Japan’s Yoshihide Suga, Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron, Italy’s Mario Draghi, and EU presidents Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel.

Although world leaders will enjoy some downtime during their stay – including a beach BBQ more...