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.

Global body warns G20 on financial unity

2013-02-11 19:59

The global banking industry has urged the Group of 20 economic powers to deliver on pledges to harmonise financial regulation.

G20 flags US fiscal cliff

2012-11-04 16:28

Finance chiefs of the world's 20 leading economies have raised concerns over the US fiscal cliff and Europe's debt woes at a meeting in Mexico.

Obama, Putin angle for leverage

2012-06-18 15:25

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin need one another, an uncomfortable truth for both.

Debt crisis clouds hang over EU summit

2012-02-29 08:12

Europe's leaders will sign a treaty designed to end years of deficits and debt at a two-day summit, but efforts to reinforce a financial firewall remain stuck.

G20 moves to line up huge rescue deal

2012-02-26 15:28

The G20 has worked to line up a deal in April on a second global rescue package worth nearly $2 trillion to stop the eurozone sovereign debt crisis from spreading.

Davies: Rand swings worrying

2011-11-13 15:28

Volatility in SA's exchange rate due to the eurozone debt crisis is hurting competitiveness and may limit economic growth, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says.

G20 mulls global liquidity boost using IMF

2011-11-04 08:12

The G20 is considering injecting billions of dollars into the world economy through the International Monetary Fund to raise global liquidity, G20 sources say.

Abide by terms or go, Greece told

2011-11-03 08:14

The French and German leadersl have warned Greece it must decide soon whether it will honour a bailout deal and stay in the eurozone.

Zuma to push development at G20

2011-10-30 13:08

President Jacob Zuma will promote the need for more growth, jobs, and infrastructure development in Africa when he attends the G20 summit in France.

Rand supported by G20 meeting

2011-10-17 09:12

The rand is steady against the dollar, with dealers looking for some gains on the currency after a G20 meeting that urged eurozone leaders to resolve the debt crisis soon.

S&P cuts Spain rating by one notch

2011-10-14 09:47

Standard and Poor's has cut Spain’s credit rating, underlining the challenges facing Europe’s leaders as they prepare to meet G20 counterparts over the eurozone debt crisis.

Rand on front foot against dollar

2011-10-14 09:19

The rand has started on a firmer note and looks set to the end the week with its 2.5% gains intact after another volatile five days of trade.

Marcus: Think before bailing out eurozone

2011-10-12 13:25

A proposal for emerging market countries to help rescue debt-stricken eurozone states needs to be looked at carefully, says Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus.

Markets skittish as slump fears flare

2011-09-23 10:53

Investors dumped stocks as weak indicators from major nations intensified fears of a new global recession, although a G20 appeal helped calm European markets.


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.

G20 to discuss economic reform

2013-02-11 16:03

Group of 20 policymakers have an ideal chance in Moscow this week to ponder whether monetary policy largesse will blunt their will to carry out the economic reforms needed.

G20 finance chiefs to tackle euro crisis

2012-11-04 10:59

G20 finance chiefs begin two days of talks aimed at quelling fears of a global economic downturn amid a persistent eurozone debt crisis.

Europe: Cameron to urge 'tough' decisions

2012-06-18 08:37

British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to urge Europe to make tough decisions including structural reform, warning of the risk of "perpetual stagnation" without action.

US deficit 'accident waiting to happen'

2012-02-26 16:17

The rise in US public debt is a serious threat to the whole world if Washington fails to rein it in, warns the head of the Institute of International Finance.

Maharaj: Europe must rescue itself first

2011-11-04 09:40

European nations need to get their own house in order before other governments can make a decision on whether to come to their aid, says Zuma's spokesperson Mac Maharaj.

Greek chaos roils markets

2011-11-03 14:03

Markets were hit by more volatility as Greece's continued role in the eurozone came into question, making investors nervous.

Zuma to push development at G20

2011-10-30 13:08

President Jacob Zuma will promote the need for enhanced growth, jobs, and infrastructure development in Africa when he attends the G20 summit in France, his office says.

JSE ignited by G20 pledge

2011-10-17 10:33

The JSE has made early gains, spurred by positive intent shown by European ministers to address the debt crisis in the eurozone at a G20 meeting in Paris.

Stocks climb on hopes for Europe plan

2011-10-17 08:12

Asian shares and the euro have risen amid hopes that a crucial week for the eurozone crisis will see policymakers come up with a plan to resolve the region's debt woes.

Europe to G20: We will act on debt

2011-10-16 13:14

Europe has vowed to its G20 partners that it will take swift and decisive action to resolve a debt crisis that is threatening to drag the world economy back into recession.

G20 to debate dollar's reserve status

2011-10-14 09:30

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 will debate the status of the dollar in the global financial system, according to a report.

Euro recoups losses ahead of G20 talks

2011-10-14 09:07

The euro has recouped early losses after Standard & Poor's cut Spain's credit rating as speculative buybacks emerged ahead of a meeting by G20 finance chiefs.

Marcus: SA can't bail out eurozone

2011-10-13 09:53

South Africa is not in a position to assist the eurozone out of its debt crisis, says Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus.

G20 in global liquidity supply talks

2011-10-04 11:17

South Korea says the Group of 20 nations are mulling measures to supply liquidity to the global financial system, and that progress has already been made.

JSE not convinced by G20 talk

2011-09-23 10:32

The JSE tracked global markets weaker as reassurances by G20 nations on the eurozone debt crisis failed to lift market sentiment.

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