G20

G20

Welcome to our G20 Blog Section, here you will find information and latest news on the G20.

The G20 is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union, with representatives of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The finance ministers and central bank governors began meeting in 1999, at the suggestion of the G7 finance ministers in response to the global financial crisis of 1997-99.

The Group of Twenty (G20) is an international forum that brings together the world’s 20 leading industrialised and emerging economies. The group accounts for 85 per cent of world GDP and two-thirds of its population.

Much of the important business takes place on the sidelines and in informal meetings.

Membership of the G20 consists of 19 individual countries plus the European Union (EU). The EU is represented by the European Commission and by the European Central Bank. Collectively, the G20 economies account for around 85% of the gross world product (GWP), 80% of world trade (or, if excluding EU intra-trade, 75%), two-thirds of the world population,and approximately half of the world land area.

Below is our list of blogs about G20.

Putin suggested Trump’s controversial new foreign policy move

The Rachel Maddow Show, 6/12/18, 9:00 PM ET Trump military exercise giveaway to N. Korea suits Putin’s goals Among the consequences of Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un is that he agreed without apparent condition to end joint U.S./South Korean military exercises, a concession North Korea has sought for decades. Rachel Maddow points out that it’s not just Donald Trump’s first big concession to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un came before their summit even began: the American president agreed to…

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Trump’s controversial new foreign policy move originated with Putin

The Rachel Maddow Show, 6/12/18, 9:00 PM ET Trump military exercise giveaway to N. Korea suits Putin’s goals Among the consequences of Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un is that he agreed without apparent condition to end joint U.S./South Korean military exercises, a concession North Korea has sought for decades. Rachel Maddow points out that it’s not just Donald Trump’s first big concession to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un came before their summit even began: the American president agreed to…

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Latin American Herald Tribune – G20 Holds Energy Conference in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES – Energy sector representatives from the G20 countries are attending on Wednesday this year’s second meeting in Argentina to address the energy transition. Access to electricity in Latin America and the Caribbean, access to information about the energy sector and the use of subsidies to promote new energy technologies are some of the topics that will be discussed during the meeting taking place in the Patagonian town of Bariloche, organizers said. The first conference on…

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Despite progress, India has a long way to go in digital and financial inclusion: Indian delegate to W20

Despite significant progress in the Digital India campaign, India still has a long way to go when it comes to growth in financial inclusion, in particular that of women, an Indian delegate to the W-20, which represents women from G-20 countries, said. Despite significant progress in the Digital India campaign, India still has a long way to go when it comes to growth in financial inclusion, in particular that of women, an Indian delegate to the W-20, which represents women…

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Rich China should stop pretending it is poor

Almost any foreign official, businessman or journalist visiting Beijing has heard the mantra that China cannot be expected to open up its markets or meet more stringent international standards because it is still a developing economy. Maybe that argument was valid 20 years ago. Now it is increasingly tenuous. More importantly, it is damaging to China and the world. Pleading poverty ignores the tremendous economic progress China has made in the past few decades. When China joined the WTO in…

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Jamaica PM to attend G20 Summit 2018

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been invited to attend the first ever G20 Summit in Argentina on November 30, according to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday. It said that Holness, who had also been invited to attend the Special Oceans Summit in Oslo, Norway following his successful historic presentation at the outreach session of the just concluded G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada. The statement said that Holness was specially invited by Argentine President,…

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Minister Carr to Attend G20 Energy Ministers Meeting

Canada : Minister Carr to Attend G20 Energy Ministers Meeting Jun 12, 2018 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) — Canadas Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will travel to Bariloche, Argentina, to represent Canada at the G20 Energy Ministers Meeting from June 12 to 16, 2018. During his visit, Minister Carr will support Argentina as a co-chair, along with Brazil, at the G20 Energy Ministerial and participate in a panel at the World Energy Leaders Summit. Minister Carr…

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Were these free fans at the Kim/Trump summit filled with spyware?

Security analysts warned that USB fans handed out to reporters covering the Monday meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump are likely to be riddled with malware. “It would be a pretty obvious ploy to some journalists, but not others, so it might work in the short term when most valuable,” wrote Barton Gellman, an author and journalist on security issues, in an email to the National Post. So, um, summit journalists. Do not plug this in. Do not…

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The Modern Superpower Summit: A Performance On The High Wire

We have encountered the phrase “historic summit” throughout our lives — and heard it endlessly repeated in recent days with respect to President Trump’s meeting in Singapore with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “Historic summit” is part of the language we have inherited from the late 20th century. It reflects the changes in technology in the last 100 years, as well as the changes in world politics. President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to win a Nobel Peace…

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[Brendan Kelly] China’s richer than it thinks

Almost any foreign official, businessman or journalist visiting Beijing has heard the mantra that China can’t be expected to open up its markets or meet more stringent international standards because it’s still a developing economy. Maybe that argument was valid 20 years ago. Now it’s increasingly tenuous. More importantly, it’s damaging to China and the world. Pleading poverty ignores the tremendous economic progress China has made in the last few decades. When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001,…

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India for G-20 action on loot & scoot

After promulgating an ordinance to act against economic fugitives, the government has made a pitch at the G-20 for a global framework on the issue that may be modelled on the lines of the international fight against black money and help get high profile economic offenders to face the law, India’s sherpa at the forum of the world’s largest economies, Shaktikanta Das, raised the issue at a recent meeting in Argentina and pitched it as part of the fight against…

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Turkish economy beats expectations, registers 7.4 percent GDP growth in Q1

Turkey’s economy grew by a higher-than-expected 7.4 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, beating the market forecast of 7 percent, official statistics by the national statistical body said Monday. Turkey’s gross domestic product (GDP) at current prices increased to around TL 792.69 billion (approximately $175.73 billion) in the first three months, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). The figure follows 11.3 percent and 7.3 percent growth in the third and…

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When Hitler met Hoover and eight other instances dictators scored presidential face time

President Donald Trump’s slapdash, on-again-off-again summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday will hand the North Korean dictator a diplomatic coup that his father and grandfather never achieved. In North Korea’s 70-year history, none of the ruling Kims have met with a sitting American president. Trump seems to enjoy buddying up to despots, even one he had previously dismissed as “Rocket Man” and who had previously dismissed him as a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” But shaking dictators’ bloodied…

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What in the world just went down in Quebec?

There has never been a disaster like the G-7 meeting that just took place. This wasn’t a tough stance on behalf of American interests, it was a declaration of ignorance and policy insanity. For all their pomp, most multilateral summits are boring and of little consequence. I once spoke to a State Department official who had a role in putting these meetings together; he described his job as “policing the nuances,” which gives you an idea about how much is…

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PM Holness Invited to Attend Key Summits Following His Historic Presentation at G7 Summit

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been specially invited to attend the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a Special Oceans Summit in Oslo, Norway following his successful historic presentation at the outreach session of the just concluded G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada. Prime Minister Holness who returned to the island yesterday evening was specially invited by the Argentine President, The Most Excellent Mauricio Macri and Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway. The Prime Minister held several bilateral meetings…

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