Biggest economies face R110trn debt refinancing tab in 2016

2016-01-04 07:51

The amount of debt the world's top governments will need to refinance in 2016 will be little changed as nations make strides in cutting budget deficits.

Obama heads to prickly Putin talks

2013-06-16 22:26

US President Barack Obama will meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin twith Putin for potentially vexatious talks over Syria.

G8 leaders hope Greece remains in Eurozone

2012-05-20 13:27

President Barack Obama says the US and other G8 members agree Europe's financial crisis must be addressed with a mix of growth and austerity measures.

Allies vow to finish Libya job

2011-05-27 22:45

The US and France are committed to finishing the job in Libya, President Barack Obama has said at a G8 summit that saw Russia finally join explicit calls for Muammar Gaddafi to go.

G8 billions to support Arab Spring

2011-05-27 14:59

The G8 leaders has promised $20bn in aid to Tunisia and Egypt and held out the prospect of billions more to foster new democracies emerging from popular uprisings.

Rich club unveils 'happiness' index

2011-05-24 12:35

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has started an index to measure well-being and living conditions.


Putin, Cameron hopeful on peace talks

2013-06-16 22:26

The leaders of Britain and Russia say they're hopeful that Syria's warring factions can hammer out their differences at upcoming peace talks.

Tax evasion, bank secrecy: G8 talks tough

2013-06-16 11:32

Tax evasion and banking secrecy could be the focus of strong statements at the G8 meeting, according to a report.

G8 pledges billions for Arab nations

2011-09-11 12:27

Arab states that ousted their dictators got a financial shot in the arm with promises of tens of billion of dollars to help their rocky transformation into modern democracies.

G8 pledges to stand side-by-side with Africa

2011-05-27 20:35

Leaders from the US, France, Britain and other rich world governments have pledged to promote human rights and democratic governance across Africa.

Sarkozy woos web giants

2011-05-25 07:14

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has heaped praise on the internet industry at a forum where Google's Eric Schmidt and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will speak.

Internet bosses to woo world leaders

2011-05-22 14:15

The world's most powerful internet and media barons will gather in Paris in a show of strength to leaders at the G8 summit.

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