What is the G20 summit and why does it matter?

What is the G20 summit and why does it matter?

Laura Jaitman, the Argentine treasury official shepherding the G20's financing talks, said leaders have made progress on finance and trade and was hopeful a joint statement would be possible.

Among the other leaders that PM Modi met through the day were Trump with whom he shook hands, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dutch PM Mark Rutte and UK PM Theresa May.

American International Automobile Dealers Association CEO Cody Lusk and Wall Street Journal automotive reporter Tim Higgins on how President Trump is threatening to impose tariffs on imported cars after General Motors announced job cuts and plant closures.

Beijing meanwhile has accused the USA of starting "the largest trade war in economic history".

Also expected to loom large amid dozens of bilateral meetings in Buenos Aires: the gruesome slaying of Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate and how the Saudi crown prince, who is alleged to have ordered the killing, is received by world leaders.

Leaders from the Group of 20 industrialized nations met for two days in Buenos Aires.

Who may have a "couple of extra hours" free at the summit?

Of his blossoming relationship with Mr Trump, Mr Morrison said: "Australia and the United States have the longest-running alliance of any countries in the world today - going back 100 years - so you would expect there would be a strong relationship to build on and I was happy to play my role in that today, and there was a very easy and affable connection".

On migration, the USA negotiator said too much talk about migration would have been a "deal-breaker" for Trump, the European officials said.

Trump said in a tweet that he was cancelling a news conference at the G20 summit as a mark of respect following the death of former President George H.W. Bush.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "Everyone agrees that the WTO should be reformed".

Mrs Merkel's own arrival at the summit has been delayed by a technical fault in her plane.

Trump has thrown out the traditional U.S. playbook on free trade since his shock 2016 election.

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President Trump said recently that current tariff levels on $200bn (£157bn) of Chinese imports would rise as planned.

Kirill Dmitriev, the chief of Russia's sovereign wealth fund, told reporters that Putin would meet the prince Saturday and discuss boosting Saudi Arabia's $2 billion investment in Russian Federation.

As leaders of the world's top economic powers seek to defuse tension over US President Donald Trump's protectionist trade policies, they will search for common ground on reforms to end a crisis at the institution that was created to prevent economic disputes escalating into war.

Beijing hopes to persuade Trump to abandon plans to hike tariffs on $200 billion USA of Chinese goods to 25 per cent in January, from 10 per cent at present.

What can Crown Prince Mohammed expect?

Prince Mohammed arrived under swirling controversy over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. (AAP) Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trump later said "we had no discussion", though he held out the prospect of spending more time with the crown prince.

Just what is the G20?

China, which has already slapped tariffs on US$110 billion in U.S. goods, is likely to retaliate, ramping up a conflict that has already rattled financial markets and caused forecasters to downgrade the outlook for global economic growth.

White House bureau chief for Voice of America Steve Herman has since revealed that the quake was felt within Buenos Aires, where the summit is taking place.

In Buenos Aires, the protests, though present, don't look as violent and "out-of-control", as during the last year's G20 in Hamburg, when black-clad gangs terrorized the city, burning cars and attacking police. A chance to show world leaders that with Mauricio Macri at the helm, the country meant business.

Fast-forward three years and he's hosting this summit in a new political era - one where protectionism and populism, not globalisation, are the order of the day.

The US has hit $250bn of Chinese goods with tariffs since July, and China has retaliated by imposing duties on $110bn of US products.

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