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Trump's First G20 Summit

6 July 2017 - 8:00am to 9:15am


Alan Wheatley, Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Department, Chatham House
Chair: Ronald M. Freeman, Member of the Director's Circle, Chatham House



Ahead of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on 7 and 8 July 2017, Alan Wheatley will join us for a discussion on what Trump’s presidency means for the US’s dominance in the global financial and monetary system.

Trump’s campaign rhetoric and initial steps as president indicate a strong intention to unwind banking regulations, raising questions about global financial stability. Will this expose frictions among the G20 members – particularly in light of financial resilience being a key topic on the agenda? How will President Trump’s perceived lack of interest in international economic cooperation change the dynamics of the G20, and what are the implications for the world’s financial and monetary system? Will other G20 leaders increase their calls for shifting away from the US dollar as the most important international reserve currency?

Alan Wheatley is an economics writer and editor. He is also an Associate Fellow in the Global Economy and Finance Department at Chatham House. Previously, Alan was global economics correspondent for Reuters, where he reported on international economic policy-making and landmark events from more than 40 countries. In the course of his 33-year career with the news agency, he attended many IMF and G7 summits. Alan is the editor and co-author of the book The Power of Currencies, which explores the consequences of looming challenges to the dollar as the world’s pre-eminent reserve currency.

This event is part of the US and Americas Programme ongoing series on Transatlantic Perspectives on Common Economic Challenges, which examines some of the principal global challenges we face today and potentially differing perspectives from across Europe and the US.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.