G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

Nov 16, 2014

G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of Group of 20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years. The fanfare, however, was overshadowed by tensions between Russian President ...

Obama, Putin chat briefly on Beijing summit sidelines, skip issues

Nov 11, 2014

Obama, Putin chat briefly on Beijing summit sidelines, skip issues

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the ...

Top finance officials in G-20 grapple with weak growth

Oct 11, 2014

Top finance officials in G-20 grapple with weak growth

Finance ministers from the world’s largest economies said Friday they are determined to prevent a slide into another global recession, but a top U.S. official expressed frustration that a number of major economies were not doing enough to increase growth. After two days of ...

Sep 1, 2014

Pussy Riot to Australia: Don't invite Putin to G-20

The two best known members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot on Saturday called on Australia to withdraw its invitation to President Vladimir Putin to attend this year’s G-20 summit. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, in Sydney to speak at a festival, spent 22 ...