World mayors urge G20 leaders to 'save the planet'

2017-06-26 14:29

Dozens of city mayors from around the world - including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney - called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change.

Merkel: Africa to be priority for German G20 presidency

2016-10-11 17:37

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would make Africa a priority for Germany's G20 presidency next year and outlined plans for a conference in Berlin.

Probe into Paris bloodbath spreads to 5 countries

2015-11-15 22:34

As the City of Light mourned its dead and world monuments were lit up in the red, white and blue of the French flag, authorities across Europe have picked up suspects or launched probes.

Wasting of food an 'enormous' global concern

2015-05-08 15:30

Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic problem and nations should ensure excess food is given to the hungry, says agriculture ministers from the G20.

#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.


G20 drops wording on resisting protectionism in draft document

2017-03-07 10:18

Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 economies plan to drop an explicit pledge to resist protectionism, while still promising open trade, according to a draft statement.

Brics leaders condemn terror attacks in Paris

2015-11-15 22:38

Brics leaders, including President Jacob Zuma, have condemned the terror attacks this weekend that took place in Paris.

Putin to meet Merkel, Cameron at G20

2015-11-13 20:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his German and British counterparts on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 summit, but not President Barack Obama.

G20 sees better global growth prospects

2015-04-17 20:38

The Group of 20 leading economies say risks to the global economy have diminished with improved growth prospects in rich nations, but it warned of challenges from exchange rate volatility.

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.

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