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 ...

Apr 9, 2014

G-20 to focus on Chinese economy

The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs are expected to focus on developments in the Chinese economy at their upcoming meeting, Takatoshi Kato, president of the Japan Center for International Finance, said in a recent interview. At the two-day gathering in ...

Feb 28, 2014

G-20 unveils a growth goal

The Group of 20 economies have headed off a feared blame game between advanced and emerging economies and, for the first time, agreed on a collective GDP growth goal.

G-20 looks to press for structural reforms

Feb 24, 2014

G-20 looks to press for structural reforms

Japan may be strongly urged by its Group of 20 counterparts to push forward with structural reforms in the near future as fears grow that it will soon become a country with a constant current account deficit. At a two-day meeting of the G-20 ...

Lew implores Japan to stay firm on stimulus

Feb 21, 2014

Lew implores Japan to stay firm on stimulus

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Japan on Friday to stay firm on implementing its growth strategy, the third and final arrow of Shinzo Abe’s economic policy package, dubbed “Abenomics.” The first two arrows of Abe’s stimulus program “have helped, no doubt,” Lew said ...

Feb 19, 2014

Japan's domestic demand worries U.S.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew expresses concern about the future of the Japanese economy, saying the outlook for internal demand as a driving force is “clouded.”