Economic Showdown Looms Ahead of G20 in Seoul

“With little movement on issues related to China’s currency valuation and global economic rebalancing at last week’s International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington DC, the stage is set for a potential showdown at next month’s G20 summit in Seoul. With economic nationalism, protectionism, and beggar-thy-neighbor economic policies on the rise, the stakes could not be higher,” says Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl.

Jamie will be in Seoul during the session, when Asia Society will release a new high-level task force report on Asian economic integration on Nov. 9 at Seoul National University -- details to come.

To talk to Jamie, or to receive an advance copy of the report in early November, feel free to contact Asia Society’s New York press office at 212-327-9271 or