G20 economic growth masks income to inflation fissures exposed by Egypt
The global economic recovery now gathering pace is deepening income inequalities in both advanced and emerging nations, threatening to undermine policy makers’ efforts to repair their finances and fix currency misalignments.
..."Trade as a share of global GDP dropped to about 21 percent last year from a peak of 24 percent in 2008 and data from Global Trade Alert show G-20 governments have imposed more than 700 protectionist measures since November 2008."
16 Feb 2011
Simon Kennedy, Bloomberg News