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Upcoming G-20 could be the most important since 2009

With China now its chair, the organisation's international prominence is only likely to grow after the Sept 4-5 summit.

As preparations for the Hangzhou G-20 get underway, China is keen that the summit's agenda stays laser-like on economics to avoid sensitive geopolitical controversies. But several such issues are likely to cloud the event.

WORLD leaders are making final preparations for the Sept 4-5 Group of Twenty (G-20) summit in Hangzhou, China. The meeting, whose formal agenda focuses on the need for an innovative, inclusive and invigorated world economy, and reforms to global governance, could become the most important G-20