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G20: Hopes dim for wider bribery law

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Published Jul 7, 2017, 3:11 am IST
Updated Jul 7, 2017, 3:11 am IST
British PM Theresa May will hold talks with Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
The meeting on Friday comes as both leaders face tough challenges on the world stage, with May stumbling through the Brexit process and several of Trump’s aides under probe for possible ties with Russia.
 The meeting on Friday comes as both leaders face tough challenges on the world stage, with May stumbling through the Brexit process and several of Trump’s aides under probe for possible ties with Russia.

As the G20 world leaders start arriving in this German port city known for anti-capitalist protests, hopes are dim for any wider consensus on putting in place a strong foreign anti-bribery law, with a number of countries, including India, yet to ratify an international convention for this cause.

While protests for various causes, including for saving environment and more equitable economic growth, have begun here ahead of the two-day G20 Summit beginning from Friday the agenda for the leaders of the world’s 20 top economies is expected to be mostly dominated by the fight against terrorism, climate change and open trade.

 

Sustainable development in Africa is also expected to get prominence because of being a pet agenda for the Summit host and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

However, experts and the G20 watchers here are sceptical about a concerted global fight against corruption finding much leeway at the Summit of the world leaders representing a huge share of the world economy.

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