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COLUMN-G20 recipe for deflation, protectionism-James Saft

June 8, 2010

(James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

By Jim Saft

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 8 (Reuters) – It may be folly or it may be prudence, but the move to fiscal austerity and restraint will be deflationary, will be bad for risky asset prices and will raise further the threat of protectionism.

Protectionist policies continue despite recovery-website

February 18, 2010

GENEVA, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Governments around the world continued to impose protectionist measures in the last quarter of 2009 despite economic stabilisation, according to a report from the Global Trade Alert website issued on Thursday.

E.U. business group says China backslides on access reforms

September 2, 2009

BEIJING, Sept 2 (Reuters) – China is backsliding on reforms to open up its economy to foreign business, thereby hindering competition and imperilling its shift to a new model of sustainable growth, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said on Wednesday.