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Virus cuts G20 GDP by record 3.4% in 1st quarter – OECD

Jun 11, 2020 - 8:00 PM

The steepest declines come in China, France, and Italy, which were among the first countries to impose drastic lockdowns against the coronavirus

This aerial photo taken on March 10, 2020 shows an empty street in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. - China said on March 10 the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak Hubei would relax travel restrictions to allow healthy people to move within the hard-hit province. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

G20 vows to spur recovery in virus-hit tourism sector

Apr 25, 2020 - 8:40 AM

G20 tourism ministers pledge to help businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers 'to adapt and thrive in a new post-crisis era'

DROP IN VISITORS. A family sits on the sand along the shore of Finikoudes beach in the Cypriot coastal city of Larnaca on March 15, 2020. Photo by Christina Assi/AFP

G20 agrees to debt relief for poorest countries amid pandemic

Apr 16, 2020 - 1:15 AM

(UPDATED) 'Poor countries don't need to worry about repaying over the course of the next 12 months,' says Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan

LOCKDOWN. A young boy sells face masks beside a closed shop at a market during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Lahore on April 6, 2020. File photo by Arif Ali/AFP

France's Macron says climate 'red line' at G20

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:27 PM

Emmanuel Macron is speaking in Tokyo on a visit ahead of this week's Group of 20 meeting, where climate change will be among several contentious issues on the table, along with trade and tensions with Iran

MACRON. France wants the G20 to issue a statement committing to strong action on climate change. File photo by Philippe Wojazer/Pool/AFP

Trade negotiators hold talks ahead of Xi-Trump meeting

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Trump's highly anticipated meeting with Xi is scheduled on the second day of the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan

FRIENDS. In this file photo taken on November 9, 2017, China's President Xi Jinping shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Trump-Xi meeting at G20 raises hope for trade truce

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:33 AM

Donald Trump says the leaders had a 'good' conversation, while Xi Jinping says the countries have more to gain by cooperating than by engaging in a protracted battle

TRUMP-XI. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

IMF's Lagarde: Resolving trade tensions 'immediate priority' for G20

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:00 PM

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde describes the United States and China's tit-for-tat tariffs as 'self-inflicted wounds that must be avoided'

Signs with the US flag and Chinese flag are seen outside a store selling foreign goods in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on September 19, 2018. - China on September 18 announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Modi pursues yoga diplomacy at Argentina G20 summit

Dec 01, 2018 - 5:00 AM

Stepping away from the sealed security zone and ceremonial pomp of the Group of 20 summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about the value of yoga

FOR PEACE. People take part in a yoga session, during the 'Yoga for Peace' event, which will be attended by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Buenos Aires. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

[ANALYSIS] G20 showdown? U.S. calls out China

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Philippines could also benefit from a trade reset

Trump faces China trade showdown, Russia, Saudi tensions at G20

Nov 28, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Trump is due to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires for a working dinner at the Group of 20 summit

G20 MEETING. In this file photo, China's President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

U.S., China meet to explore path forward from tensions

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:39 PM

Donald Trump is expected to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina

MISTAKE. China sees new US policy a "mistake" and urges them to "correct" it. File photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. calls on China, EU to make tariff concessions

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:29 PM

'We share a desire to have a more balanced relationship and the balanced relationship is by us selling more goods (to China),' says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

TRADE. n this file photo taken on April 21, 2018 US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin holds a press conference during the IMF/World Bank spring meeting in Washington, DC. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on July 12, 2018. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Trump's many trade wars: a summary

Jul 20, 2018 - 10:38 AM

US president is picking international trade fights in many fronts

TRADE WARS.  US President Donald Trump has been waging battles on trade in many fronts. AFP Photo

Trump, world leaders head into stormy G20 summit

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:29 AM

3rd UPDATE The year s biggest diplomatic event outside the UN will also provide a stage for other world leaders muscling for power and regional influence

READY. Flags of participating countries and organizations stand on July 4, 2017 at the foyer of the Messehallen convention centre in Hamburg, northern Germany, venue of a two-day G20 summit. Christian Charisius/Pool/AFP

Trump, Merkel to meet ahead of G20 talks

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Transatlantic differences on climate change trade defense spending and refugees hang over the July 7 8 meeting of the world s major industrialized and emerging economies

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 Summit on May 26, 2017 at the ancient Greek Theater in Taormina, Sicily. Miguel Medina/AFP/File

Merkel takes aim at Trump ahead of stormy G20

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:57 PM

UPDATED Merkel vows to make a stand next week for climate protection and open markets at what is expected to be the most fractious G20 summit in years

REFLECTION. German Chancellor Angela Merkel reflects in a window as she gives a speech at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on June 29, 2017 in Berlin. John Macdougall/AFP

G20 'consensus' that protectionism damaging for global economy

Apr 22, 2017 - 6:23 PM

It is still unclear how far the renewed consensus extended

PROTECTIONISM? US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (R) waves as he and other participants in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting pose for the Family photo in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, on March 17, 2017. Photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

All eyes on Tillerson's debut at G20 in Germany

Feb 16, 2017 - 12:36 PM

UPDATED All eyes will be on Tillerson as he holds initial talks with his British Saudi and UAE counterparts but he was giving nothing away amid intense interest as to what President Donald Trump s America First policy really means

DIPLOMATIC DEBUT. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L), Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and others wait for the start of a meeting at the World Conference Center February 16, 2017 in Bonn, western Germany. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

China's Xi warns against 'empty talk' as G20 summit opens

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED President Xi Jinping urges his fellow world leaders to steer the global economy back to the road of strong balanced comprehensive and sustainable growth

(Front row L-R) Brazil's President Michel Temer, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, China's President Xi Jinping, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi; (2nd Row L-R) Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Muhammad bin Salman Al Saud, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Laos' President Bounnhang Vorachith, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chad's President Idriss Deby, Senegal's President Macky Sall, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Council President Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker; (3rd row L-R) Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, (unknown), IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and three others pose for family photo in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016. World leaders are gathering in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to 5. / AFP PHOTO / Greg BAKER

Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20

Jul 24, 2016 - 1:10 PM

3rd UPDATE But G20 finance chiefs say their countries are well positioned to proactively address the potential economic and financial consequences of Britain s decision

epa05438652 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors pose for a group photo during a conference in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, 24 July 2016. Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the 20 most developed economies met in the southwestern city of Chengdu ahead of a G20 leaders meeting in September hosted by China. EPA/NG HAN GUAN/POOL

IMF ups call for action against global economic slide

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund urges leaders to expand fiscal stimulus and structural reforms

epa05197283 A photo made available 06 March 2016 shows workers working on top of a building under construction in Beirut, Lebanon, 05 March 2016. The Lebanese real estate sector has been affected negatively by the lingering political and security situation in Lebanon, the ongoing war in Syria, as well as the decreasing number of foreigners who invest in Lebanon which resulted in the solidification of property sales transactions in about 14.5 percent. EPA/WAEL HAMZEH

IMF warns G20: World economy 'highly vulnerable'

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund says growth is hampered by market turbulence and geopolitical conflicts

epa05176875 (FILE) A file photo dated 01 February 2013 shows dark clouds above London's financial heart, Canary Wharf, in London, Britain. A group of more than 100 leaders of major businesses on 23 February 2016 backed Prime Minister David Cameron's campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying a British exit, or Brexit, would 'deter investment and threaten jobs.' 'Business needs unrestricted access to the European market of 500 million people in order to continue to grow, invest and create jobs,' the business leaders said in a letter published in the Times. 'We believe that leaving the EU would deter investment, threaten jobs and put the economy at risk,' the letter read. The nearly 200 signatories included top executives from 36 companies listed on London's FTSE 100 index. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Putin resists Western offensive as G20 closes

Nov 16, 2014 - 9:39 AM

UPDATED The Group of 20 nations find agreement in vowing to extinguish the Ebola outbreak – albeit without any promise of hard cash – as it works to reboot growth in the world economy after the shock of the 2008 financial crisis

Imperial Petersburg goes on 'war footing' for G20

Sep 04, 2013 - 1:01 PM

The local authorities in Saint Petersburg insist they are working to minimize disruption to locals and the thousands of media and delegations attending the summit

G20 IN RUSSIA. A man walks past the posters promoting G20 summit in St.Petersburg, on September 2, 2013. AFP / Olga Maltseva

Britain 'spied' on G20 delegates - report

Jun 17, 2013 - 7:35 PM

The Guardian: Among the officials targeted were delegates from NATO ally Turkey and from fellow Commonwealth state South Africa

SPY HQ? This picture taken 24 February 2000 shows the radar dishes at the Britain's Government Communications HQ's Benhall site, Cheltenham, some 150 kilometers (95 miles) west of London. The facility is thought to be a main link in the Echelon telecoms spy network and is a keystone of US-British cooperation on electronic intelligence. File photo by Martyn Hayhow/EPA

World leaders wrestle with eurozone fix at G20

Jun 19, 2012 - 3:40 PM

World leaders struggled to inject confidence into the global economy Monday at a G20 summit in Mexico dominated by the spiraling European debt crisis that is spooking markets and paralyzing growth

Obama, Putin call for halt to Syria onslaught

Jun 19, 2012 - 10:13 AM

US President Barack Obama and Russia s President Vladimir Putin called Monday June 18 for an immediate end to the Syria conflict as 94 deaths were reported in a worsening artillery pounding of cities