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  • proper n. The commonly used way of referring to the seven economically most important capitalist countries, which are the United States, Japan, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Canada, whose finance ministers meet several times a year to discuss economic policy.

Etymologies

From English Abbreviation of Group of seven. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Key demands from the loosely-aligned opposition coalition known as the G7 are the reinstatement of three ministers sacked by the president in the wake of the walkout.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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  • The G7 was an exclusive group dominated by the United States and European countries.

    The Shadow Market

  • Conducting international diplomacy was difficult enough when the G7 was the central institution, but it is far more complex with the addition of China, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Turkey, South Africa, etc., all with their divergent interests and political processes.

    We Need a G20 Reality Check

  • The president has invited the finance ministers of the so-called G7 countries, the industrialized nations, to the White House.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2008

  • And just to give you a sense of the realization on the part of the White House of what a global issue this economic crisis is, President Bush has invited the finance ministers of the G7, the so - called G7 countries, industrialized nations, to the White House.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2008

  • At one point, he called the G7 'the G20' and could not recall Japan's present rate of interest. "

    Think Progress

  • The so-called G7 countries, the imperialists, say your elected parliaments can make laws, as long as they don't interfere with our control of international trade and finance.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The G7 is a group of the world's seven richest nations, including the US, Japan and the UK.

    BBC News - Home

  • He had an emergency conference call over the weekend with members of the G7, which issued a statement pledging to take "all necessary measures to support financial stability and growth".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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