G20 leaders pledge USD 5 trillion, 'united' response to coronavirus crisis

G20 leaders pledge USD 5 trillion, 'united' response to coronavirus crisis

RIYADH: G20 nations pledged a "united front" on Thursday in the fight against coronavirus, saying they were injecting USD 5 trillion into the global economy to counter the pandemic amid forecasts of a deep recession. US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin joined the emergency videoconference chaired by Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who called for coordinated action while facing pressure to end an oil price war between Riyadh and Moscow that has roiled energy markets.

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