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.”

Feb 16, 2014

Emerging economies top priority at G-20 meeting

Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies are expected to focus on the uncertainty surrounding the emerging economies at a two-day meeting in Sydney. Finance Minister Taro Aso regards concerns about emerging economies and the U.S. ...

Oct 11, 2013

U.S. fiscal woes alarm G-20 finance leaders

Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 major economies discussed the U.S. budget ceiling impasse during the first-day session of their meeting Friday, saying a default by the United States could hurt the global economy. Finance Minister Taro Aso told ...

Obama, Putin face off over Syria at G-20

Sep 7, 2013

Obama, Putin face off over Syria at G-20

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin fail to end their bitter dispute over American plans for military action in Syria at the Group of 20 summit.