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Group of Eight (G-8)

The G-7 countries plus Russia.

Group of Eight

An informal group composed of United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, and Russia (listed by nominal GDP). The European Union participates also but does not host or chair events. The G-8 members are the world's leading industrial democracies. Their leaders meet annually to discuss economic cooperation and other matters. The G-8 does not have a permanent secretariat, but rather gives an informal forum for leaders to meet and discuss ideas.


The world's eight largest industrial countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the United States. G-8 finance ministers meet annually to evaluate and coordinate economic policy.
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That is because in some G-8 countries, such as Italy and France, the economy is forecast to shrink this year.
Tunisia's government said it was asking the G-8 for $25 billion over the next five years, and Egypt says it will need between $10 to $12 billion for the fiscal year that begins in July to cover its mounting expenses.
The main product of the G-8 summit was a partnership program aimed at supporting the countries' fragile political leadership and fighting corruption and stabilizing the economies.
This report reaffirms that G-8 members must continue to work to meet their commitments and assess their progress," Cannon said.
Second, the G-8 Summit communique simply did not mention the unmet commitments at all.
The African authors of NEPAD were very concerned at the fact that the G-8 countries did not commit themselves to forgive foreign debt or invest in basic infrastructure programs.
The G-8, on the other hand, has been assisting other countries in building their terrorism-fighting capacities through ''training, institution-building, cooperation among law enforcement and intelligence groups and sharing of technical expertise,'' the report said.
Hiranuma plans to urge his G-8 partners to use national stockpiles in times of surging oil prices, Japanese officials said.
The issue of cyber-crime will be proposed as an item on the agenda for the July 21-23 G-8 summit in Okinawa Prefecture.
CDA officials accept that restoration and revival of the road side pump in G-8/1 near the G-8 Markaz could minimize the problem.
NEW YORK: In hosting the 2010 G-8 summit of major economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called for an "accountability summit," to hold the G-8 responsible for the promises that it made over the years.