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Tired of lacklustre economic growth, the finance ministers of the Group of 20 nations earlier this year tried to recapture some of the old magic of their epic struggle against the Great Recession.

In an echo of the co-ordinated fiscal stimulus the G20 deployed to avoid a global depression, the members of the 2014 roster said they would implement new policies that would raise the current trajectory of the group’s combined gross domestic product by 2 per cent over five years. They said they would review progress in September, when ministers and central bankers are scheduled to meet in Cairns, Australia. The International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development were charged with delivering the report card.

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