AIIB rise reflects new economies

Apr 18, 2015

AIIB rise reflects new economies

by Mie Sakamoto

A planned Chinese-led investment bank may not have been the major theme at a meeting of Group of 20 finance chiefs, but it drew significant attention amid the growing presence of emerging economies. On the sidelines of the gathering, which ended Friday, Finance Minister ...

Apr 17, 2015

Aso says AIIB would benefit from partnership with other lenders

The joint financing of development projects by a planned Chinese-led investment bank and existing institutions like the Asian Development Bank would help to raise standards at the new lender, according to Finance Minister Taro Aso. Aso and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew held talks ...

Feb 20, 2014

Nations to debate U.S. stimulus cut

The United States and emerging nations are expected to argue over the winding down of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s large-scale monetary stimulus when the Group of 20 finance chiefs get together in Sydney on Saturday. Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey — the ...

Sep 4, 2013

Abe, Putin to hold isle talks on G-20 sidelines

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on Thursday with the aim of accelerating negotiations on the four Russian-held islands at the center of a bilateral territorial row. Abe left for St. Petersburg on a government ...

Aso to 'explain' BOJ's monetary easing to G-20

Apr 17, 2013

Aso to 'explain' BOJ's monetary easing to G-20

Finance Minister Taro Aso, who also serves as deputy prime minister, is arranging to meet with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden when he goes to Washington this week for a gathering of Group of 20 financial chiefs, government sources said Tuesday. Aso and Biden ...

Feb 17, 2013

Aso tries to calm German concerns

Finance Minister Taro Aso and his German counterpart, Wolfgang Schaeuble, have agreed that the two countries will continue to closely discuss economic and financial matters, a source said. During a 20-minute conversation Friday on the sidelines of a two-day meeting of Group of 20 ...