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Group of Eight, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishGroup of Eight, thethe Group of EightˌGroup of ˈEight, the  the full name of the G8From Longman Business DictionaryGroup of EightˌGroup of ˈEight abbreviation G8 nounECONOMICSORGANIZATIONS the countries with the eight largest economies: Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US, and Russia. Their finance ministers meet regularly to discuss economic and financial subjects that affect them and other countriesThe G8 agenda now includes a wide range of foreign affairs and international issues, such as terrorism, nuclear safety, the environment, UN reform and development assistance.
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