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World finance chiefs fall short on growth plan

Washington - Leading economic policymakers meeting in Washington voiced concern the Ukraine crisis could hurt the world economy, but fell short of taking concrete action to strengthen growth amid signs of discord.
In the Media by Paul Handley (AFP)

G20 urges U.S. to ratify IMF reforms by year-end

Washington - The G20 pressed the United States Friday to ratify crucial IMF reforms after four years of waiting, suggesting they would find an alternative if Washington does not deliver by year-end.
In the Media by AFP

G20 growth pledge easier in the making than the execution

The Group of 20's proposal to lift economic activity by 2 percent over the next five years has so many holes in it, there's no wonder it was the first official target that all members felt happy to agree on...
In the Media by Wayne Cole (Reuters)

US, IMF 'stand ready' to help Ukraine rebuild ailing economy

Sydney - The United States and the International Monetary Fund offered Sunday to assist Ukraine in rebuilding its battered economy following devastating protests that have plunged the country into its worst crisis since independence.Fears that Ukraine's debt-la...
In the Media by AFP

OECD delivers new global standard to target tax cheats

Sydney - The OECD on Sunday delivered a new global standard to crack down on tax evasion with more than 40 countries already committing to measures which the European Commission called "a big step" forward.Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (...
In the Media by Martin Parry (AFP)

OECD delivers new global standard to target tax cheats

Sydney - The OECD on Sunday delivered a new global standard to crack down on tax evasion with more than 40 countries already committing to the measures.Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) chief Angel Gurria called it "a real game-change...
In the Media by Martin Parry (AFP)

G20 works to nail down growth targets

Sydney - G20 finance ministers and central bank governors worked on Sunday to nail down agreements on boosting growth and creating jobs after "excellent" talks on the winding back of US monetary stimulus.Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey reported much good will a...
In the Media by Martin Parry (AFP)

Commitment on central bank communication unlikely at G20: Canada Fin Min

Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said he does not expect a commitment for advanced economies to articulate monetary policy more clearly to be in the Group of 20 (G20) communique due later on Sunday.
In the Media by Reuters

G20 players work to nail down growth targets

Sydney - G20 finance ministers and central bank governors Sunday worked to nail down agreements on boosting growth and creating jobs after "excellent" talks on the winding back of US monetary stimulus.Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said there was a lot of good...
In the Media by Martin Parry (AFP)

G20 united on need to tackle tax reform: Australian Treasurer

Finance officials of the world's 20 major economies discussed the impact of the Federal Reserve's withdrawal of stimulus on emerging markets and were united on the need to address problems of tax minimization, Australian Treasurer Jo...
In the Media by Reuters

Bank of Canada: Higher growth goal should be seen as aspirational

Setting a higher goal for global growth is a good idea to try to build momentum in the world economy, but it should be seen as aspirational rather than a hard target, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz ...
In the Media by Louise Egan (Reuters)

U.S. Fed chief Yellen asked for ID at G20

Sydney - She might be one of the most powerful women in the world but that didn't wash with security at the G20 in Sydney who reportedly asked Janet Yellen to show her ID.
In the Media by AFP

G20 aspires to faster economic growth, roadmap sketchy

The world's top economies have embraced a goal of generating more than $2 trillion in additional output over five years while creating tens of millions of new jobs, signaling optimism ...
In the Media by Louise Egan and Jan Strupczewski (Reuters)

G20 host Australia confident of tangible results

Sydney - G20 host Australia said Saturday it was confident of tangible results as a meeting of finance ministers and central bankers got underway, with fissures over US monetary policy looming large.Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has said he wants the summit t...
In the Media by AFP

Global tax evasion under G20 scrutiny

Sydney - US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew described taxation reform as among the G20's most crucial initiatives Friday as the world's major economies look to close loopholes used by huge multinational firms."The G20's work on tax cooperation is among our most im...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. leads pushback against emerging market angst at G20

The world's rich nations pushed back on Friday against emerging market complaints about the spillover effects of their monetary policies, saying they had to get their own houses in order and get with the ag...
In the Media by Wayne Cole (Reuters)

IMF, Britain warn emerging economies ahead of G20

Sydney - IMF chief Christine Lagarde and British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Thursday demanded emerging economies get their own houses in order, after some attacked US monetary policy in the run-up to G20 talks this weekend.While Lagarde also ...
In the Media by Amy Coopes (AFP)

Hard landing unlikely for 'poorly understood' China: IMF chief

Sydney - IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday that China was unlikely to suffer a hard landing, describing it as a "poorly understood and poorly interpreted" economy that took a cautious approach to growth.The International Monetary Fund expects China's ec...
In the Media by AFP

G20 final document to address U.S. policy impact on emerging markets

The world's financial leaders will address the impact of U.S.
In the Media by Lidia Kelly (Reuters)

German finance chief says Europe not over-represented at G20

Sydney - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble Thursday defended Europe's strong presence at the G20, arguing that it is not over-represented despite accounting for barely 20 percent of the global economy.Finance ministers from the world's major economies m...
In the Media by AFP

IMF urges stronger growth efforts from G20 economies

Washington - The IMF on Wednesday called for the Group of 20 to boost growth, warning of risks to the global economy, from deflation in Europe to high volatility in emerging economies.The International Monetary Fund said advanced economies, which include most of th...
In the Media by AFP

G-20 ready to take action to underpin global growth: Saccomanni

Italy's outgoing Economy Minister Fabrizio Saccomanni on Wednesday said market turmoil in emerging markets is a threat to global growth and the world's 20 major economies are ready do what is necessary to underpin output.
In the Media by Reuters

Australia urges G20 to commit to faster growth targets

Sydney - Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said Wednesday it was "hugely important" that G20 leaders agree to faster global growth targets when they meet in Sydney this weekend.Hockey is chairing a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers, and wants n...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. calls for ambitious G20 growth push

Washington - The United States called Tuesday on colleagues in the Group of 20 leading powers to boost growth to fight off short term economic risks, boost demand and generate jobs.
In the Media by AFP

All G20 members have role in softening volatility: Canada official

Advanced economies must explain their monetary policy approach clearly to the rest of the world and some emerging economies need to strengthen policies in order to soften the financial market volatility du...
In the Media by Louise Egan (Reuters)

Allegations suggest Russia gave out spying devices at G20 summit

Allegations that Russia tried to snoop on other Group of 20 (G20) countries has emerged. The claim is gifts were given out that were designed to serve as spying devices.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Pope calls on world leaders to seek peace, not war, in Syria

As world leaders attend the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Pope Francis has called on them to seek peace in Syria through diplomatic means rather than military action.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Op-Ed: No whitewash this time, thanks to mobile phone cameras

An article relating to the aftermath of the death of the innocent bystander Ian Tomlinson at the April 2009 G20 protests in London
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Inquest rules Ian Tomlinson killed unlawfully during UK's G20

The inquest on newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson and the background to the incident that led to his death in April 2009 has determined PC Simon Harwood caused the man's death.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Silence deafening in G20 compensation controversy

Toronto - Apparently there weren’t enough police cars torched, shop windows smashed in and public property destroyed by protestors during the G-20 summit in Toronto last July.
In the Media by Ben Fisher
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Clowning it up at the G20 summit in Toronto, June 2010, inches from the riot squad
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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A G20 protestor is surrounded and arrested by Toronto police.
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The 2010 G20 Summit will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto from June 26-27.
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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The world leaders at the Pittsburgh G20 meeting  2009.
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The world leaders at the Pittsburgh G20 meeting, 2009.
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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Toronto security officials removed all garbage cans from areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20...
Toronto security officials removed all garbage cans from areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit. Officials are concerned about protesters throwing garbage cans and other loose items not bolted to the ground.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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United States President Brack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper chat before the start...
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United States President Brack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper chat before the start of opening session at the G-20 in Toronto, Ontario.
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Police search a man's bags during the G20.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit; creating a ghost town in some areas of the city.
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Workers are erecting a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown Toronto core ahe...
Workers are erecting a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown Toronto core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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