BADEN BADEN, Germany Financial leaders of the world's biggest economies dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open, acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States after a two-day meeting failed to yield a compromise.
Still, the dialogue was friendly and non-confrontational, leaving the door open to a future deal, officials who attended the meeting said.
It is the raison d’etre for the G20," Moscovici said.
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