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The Canadian upending how the IMF thinks about the economy - ‎3 hours ago‎
One of the biggest supporters of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to try to boost economic growth by running deficits is the International Monetary Fund.

How Canada became the world's economic Rorschach test - ‎10 hours ago‎
Since Finance Minister Bill Morneau released the Liberals' first post-election budget last month—which repeatedly stated his government was answering the stimulus call of the IMF, the OECD and the G20—the minister and his boss have keenly cast ...
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The unloved bounce

The Economist - ‎5 hours ago‎
Views changed around the time of the meeting of the G20, a club of big economies, in Shanghai in February. Informal pledges by the Chinese authorities not to let the economy slide were backed up by stimulus policies, including a big budget deficit and ...
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Canada's record on finding tax evaders is dismal - ‎10 hours ago‎
Loomer said a watershed came seven years ago, when the G20 leaders of the world's biggest economies declared an end to the era of bank secrecy.

EconomyBank bailouts here to stay – Italy's Visco

Financial Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Europe's days of taxpayer-funded bailouts are not over, Italy's central bank governor has said, as he called for a rethink on EU rules to resolve failed banks.
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Joint Statement US-EU Energy Council

EU News - ‎12 hours ago‎
The seventh United States-European Union Energy Council met today in Washington, D.C., chaired by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S.

Ninth Caribbean-UK Forum produces tangible outcomes for region (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Foreign Ministers from the Region also noted the high level of indebtedness of some Caribbean countries, including the efforts they are making on debt-restructuring, and the challenges faced in finding resources to develop resilient infrastructure, to ...

EU-India could explore 'less ambitious' FTA, says top Member of European Parliament

Economic Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS: With the India-EU FTA negotiations deadlocked, a top European Parliament member has said the two sides could explore the option of a "less ambitious" trade pact and indicated that there could be a separate negotiator for the crucial talks.
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Five triggers that changed the market while you were sleeping

Economic Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
Solid US data adds fuel to Fed hike worry: Solid economic data in the US released overnight did somewhat abate fears of a slowdown in that economy, but it also raised speculation about a possible Fed rate hike in June. The US services industry showed ...

China and US should lead fossil fuel subsidies reform at G20

chinadialogue - ‎May 4, 2016‎
This is not new territory for the G20. At their meeting in 2009 in Pittsburgh, the leaders of the world's largest developed and developing economies all pledged to “rationalise and phase out over the medium term inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that ...

South Africa: President Jacob Zuma - Presidency Dept Budget Vote 2016-17 - ‎7 hours ago‎
Allow me to express my gratitude for the opportunity to present the Presidency Budget Vote for the 2016/17 financial year. A few days ago, we celebrated the twenty-second International Workers Day in a liberated and democratic South Africa.

Yellen drives the currency bus

Financial Times - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Matthew Cobon, fund manager at Columbia Threadneedle, says every major shift in the dollar's direction creates significant losers.
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Panama Papers: Global leaders left on the shelf

The National - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The G20 group of the world's major economies warned after its meeting of finance ministers and bank governors in Washington DC on April 15 that “defensive measures" would be considered against countries still not committed to implementing criteria for ...
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Remain camp not using exaggerated scare stories, insists Cameron

Herald Scotland - ‎14 hours ago‎
Appearing before senior MPs on the Commons liaison committee, the Prime Minister denied the Remain camp was running a Project Fear campaign to scare voters in to opting for EU membership with threats of the damage departure could do to the economy ...

Hangzhou gears up to host 2016 G20 Summit

ITCM - ‎9 hours ago‎
The G20 is the main forum for global economic and financial cooperation that brings together the world's most advanced and emerging economies, representing around 85 percent of global GDP, 80 percent of world trade, and two-thirds of the world ...

Nigeria: Infrastructural Devt As Catalyst for Economic Growth - ‎10 hours ago‎
The forum brought together, for the first time, leaders of the multilateral development banks (MDBs) as well as development partners and representatives of the G20, G-24, and G-77, with the aim of enhancing multilateral collaborative mechanism to ...

ICC welcomes new WTO report on trade finance and SMEs

International Chamber of Commerce - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Responding to Mr Azevedo's call to action, ICC Secretary General John Danilovich said: "Access to trade finance is now seen as the single biggest barrier to SME growth. A longstanding partner of the WTO, ICC is taking urgent action to address this ...
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tentative upturn in the eurozone economy

Financial Times - ‎May 3, 2016‎
This is a dangerous situation, against the backdrop of a slowing global economy and given the huge disparities that persist between the eurozone's richest members and its struggling periphery. In much of southern Europe, the jobless rate is still in ...

China's economic reform sets example: Russian expert

Xinhua - ‎10 hours ago‎
"It is a very unique task to reform such a huge economy and the country, thus I give the highest score to the Chinese economic reform," said Maxim Krivelevich, head of the expert community of the School of Economics and Management at the Far Eastern ...
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Germany, Japan call for stable FX rates ahead of G7 meeting

Reuters - ‎May 4, 2016‎
... in Germany to prepare with Merkel for an end-May meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) economic powers. "I note that we are seeing very speculative, fast movements (on the currency markets)," he told reporters, adding that the Group of 20 leading ...