German Federal Minister for Finance Wolfgang Schauble speaks to members of the media at a press conference during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sydney. Photo: EPA German Federal Minister for Finance Wolfgang Schauble speaks to members of the media at a press conference during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sydney. Photo: EPA
German Federal Minister for Finance Wolfgang Schauble speaks to members of the media at a press conference during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sydney. Photo: EPA

G20 growth pledge lacks clout as member nations waver on reform

Higher growth proposed by G20 seen as incentive to encourage difficult structural reforms, such as pension obligations for ageing populations

German Federal Minister for Finance Wolfgang Schauble speaks to members of the media at a press conference during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sydney. Photo: EPA German Federal Minister for Finance Wolfgang Schauble speaks to members of the media at a press conference during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sydney. Photo: EPA
German Federal Minister for Finance Wolfgang Schauble speaks to members of the media at a press conference during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sydney. Photo: EPA
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