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Geithner is Pleased With G-20 Meeting

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  • Geithner is Pleased With G-20 Meeting

    Saturday, March 14, 2009
    Geithner Tells FBN He's 'Pleased' With G-20 Meeting

    Joanna Ossinger

    Coming out of the Group of 20 meeting in Horsham, U.K. on Saturday, U.S. Treasury Secretary (Tax-Dodger) Timothy Geithner told FOX Business in an interview that he was “very pleased” with the meeting, but continued to offer few details on exactly what global efforts are going to be made to revive the world economy.

    “We’re seeing a strong commitment on the need for strong, sustained action” to lead us to recovery, Geithner told FOX Business’s Ashley Webster. “The world is with us on this.”

    Geithner said there’s a “framework of principles” the countries have put together to bring about the “very strong coordinated global response.”

    “We’re moving very quickly” to flesh out the details of the plans, he added – though he has made similar statements since he became Treasury Secretary some weeks ago.

    He noted that in addition to the economic stimulus, there’s a need to get credit markets working again. That has been a focus of domestic U.S. initiatives such as bank bailouts, and while there are some signs credit markets are unfreezing, the system is still struggling.

    Back at the White House, President Barack Obama downplayed questions about whether the G-20 countries were united in how to approach the economic crisis. Recent reports have suggested that there might be dissent on what to do.

    “In my mind, there is no conflict or contradiction” in how the G-20 countries think the problems should be approached, the President said, though he added that countries might approach some of the details differently.

    He added that “It would be useful if we had an international body that is accounting for how the stimulus is taking place out there, just so that various foreign ministries can keep track” of what’s going on with the global economy.”

    The President also reiterated that “financial regulation is front and center” in what he feels needs to be done to revive the economy and position it well for the long term.

    In Geithner’s statement after the G-20 meeting, he mentioned some developments that took place amid the talks. He said they agreed on the need to mobilize “more resources for the international financial institutions to address the risks posed by the pull back of capital flows and the fall in external demand.”

    Also, “the G-20 supports our proposal for a substantial increase to emergency IMF resources through a major enlargement of the New Arrangements to Borrow [NAB] and expansion of its membership,” Geithner said. “We have asked the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks to leverage existing resources by flexible use of their balance sheets to help meet financing needs.”

    Geithner said the G-20 had committed to some broad principles, including stronger market oversight and a framework for disclosure in all markets including in derivatives.

    “We have expanded membership of the Financial Stability Forum, and we should elevate its role in the international system so that the global economy has -- alongside the original Bretton Woods institutions of the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO -- a strong institution able to lead these critical efforts to a more robust framework of oversight and standards for the global financial system,” Geithner said.

    The G-20 consists of finance ministers and central-bank governors from 19 major developed and developing countries plus the European Union.

  • #2
    This is where they steal more HUGE sums of our money and give it to third world "leaders" to "make it fair".

    BO isn't socialist, he's an out-and-out commie and he hates this country and her people. He's got a criminal in charge of the theft at Treasury. His whole administration should be in JAIL.
    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012


    • #3

      Geithner is in good company in Europe. Their tax policies have turned them into tax evaders as well.

      "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.


      • #4
        Ok Geitner would THINK the meeting went well. He thinks that his handling of his job is going well. That should tell you how he thinks in general hehe.