#Budget2015: Iraj Abedian – “Political will to do the right thing not there”

2015-02-25 11:08

Iraj Abedian provides a rational perspective on how South Africa got into a situation where it has “zero freedom on the fiscal side” ahead of the 2015 National Budget.

Oil price fall allows fiscal policy reassessment

2015-02-10 17:30

The sharp decline in oil prices will provide a boost to global growth and should allow states to "reassess" fiscal policies to sustain economic activity, the G20 leading economies say.

British PM gets laughs at Aussie's PM expense

2014-11-14 08:47

British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a playful dig at his Australian counterpart over an obscure threat to assault the Russian president at a weekend summit in Brisbane.

US threatens tougher sanctions on Russia

2014-04-11 08:29

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is warning Russia that it could face tougher economic sanctions because of its actions in Ukraine but so far other economic power reluctant.

Russia 'spied' on G20 countries

2013-10-29 17:26

Russia tried to spy on other Group of 20 (G20) countries during a summit it hosted in Saint Petersburg last month, Italian newspapers report.

Zuma returns from G20 summit

2013-09-07 15:30

President Jacob Zuma has returned from the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Syria overshadows economy as G20 meets

2013-09-05 13:03

Syria overshadows economic battles as Obama and other world leaders meet for the G20 summit.

Merkel urges more market rules

2013-09-01 12:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will push the G20 to make more progress on regulating financial markets and cracking down on tax evasion.

Global organised crime 'G20 economy' sized

2013-07-30 11:00

Organised crime is so big globally that were it a country, it would be part of the G20 group of major economies, the Australian government says.

G20 backs reform of corporate taxation

2013-07-19 11:53

The G20 has backed a fundamental rethink of the rules on taxing multinational corporations, taking aim at loopholes used by firms such as Apple and Google.


G20 pledges decisive monetary, fiscal action

2015-02-10 18:00

The Group of 20 leading economies will pledge to act decisively on monetary and fiscal policy if needed to combat the risk of persistent stagnation.

UK, US call for G20 countries to reform economies

2015-02-09 15:15

The UK and the US have called on leading world powers to overhaul their economies and keep budgets in line to encourage growth as G20 finance ministers meet in Istanbul.

Debt relief for Ebola-hit countries

2014-11-13 20:48

The International Monetary Fund is set to discuss debt relief for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone at the G20 meeting in Australia.

SA seeks meaningful G20 growth target

2014-02-23 15:38

Further discussion over a formal target for global economic growth is needed before any agreement can be made, says South Africa's deputy finance minister.

G20 battles to get its mojo back

2013-10-14 07:50

As the wreckage of the burst US debt bubble lingers, the Group of 20 needs to focus on its core mission of making the global economy stronger and more stable.

Kerry seeks EU support on Syria

2013-09-07 14:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet EU ministers to rally support for military strikes against Syria, after a G20 summit failed to resolve bitter international divisions on the issue.

War overshadows G20 meeting

2013-09-05 07:36

The threat of missiles over the Mediterranean is weighing on world leaders meeting in St Petersburg and eclipses the usual economic battles.

Apology over man killed in G20 protest

2013-08-05 15:02

British police have apologised to relatives of a man who died after being pushed to the ground during protests against the G20 summit in London in 2009.

G20 wary of scaring markets

2013-07-19 19:40

The Group of 20 nations is wary of renewed market volatility as they seek to chart a course to recovery.

Debt levels on tap at G20

2013-04-19 12:37

G20 finance leaders are set to debate specific targets for reining in debt and the dangers of easing monetary policy from the world's biggest central banks.

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