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G-20 Nations Pledge $5 Trillion to Spur Global Economic Recovery From Coronavirus

WASHINGTON—The leaders of the Group of 20 nations said that they would collectively spend more than $5 trillion trying to insulate the global economy from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and help speed a recovery.

The commitment to coordinated stimulus was the largest the G-20 members have made since the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, an event that prompted creation of the leaders’ summits. Back then they met in Washington and then London. On Thursday’s call, they spoke by videoconference, reflecting the…

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