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Restoring financial stability with economic growth

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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CIGI Senior Fellow James Boughton argues that the international financial system is not working fine, and that reforms of regional and global institutions are needed.

Should China host the G20 in 2016? CIGI paper assesses Beijing’s ‘golden opportunity’ and simultaneous reluctance

Wednesday, 3 September 2014
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A new paper released by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) says that despite calls from analysts for more leadership in the G20 as a “golden opportunity,” China is presently focused on promoting itself as an equal and respected partner.

China's Goals in the G20: Expectation, Strategy and Agenda

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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The G20 has emerged as the lynchpin of China’s involvement in global economic governance. It remains the only economic institutional setting where the country can operate on par with major Western powers. China has a strong interest in maintaining the status of the G20 as the premier forum for economic cooperation, and a vested interest in ensuring that the G20 does not degrade into yet another “talk shop” of multilateral diplomacy. However, the Chinese leadership’s current approach to the G20 is not driven by a desire to position the country as a leading agenda setter.

Power Shift and Renminbi Internationalization: Recommendations for the G20

Friday, 25 July 2014
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Raluca Diana Ardelean, Mengyun Zhang
China’s growing economic standing suggests a power shift for the twenty-first-century global economy, as exemplified through the internationalization of China’s currency, the renminbi (RMB). RMB internationalization can fill China’s financial integration gap by promoting faster internal financial reforms, stronger interconnectivity between trade and finance, and greater economic responsibility.

India and Canada should collaborate on global monetary reform

Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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Brett House, Kevin English
"It's time to end the zero-sum game of competitive reserve accumulation and the messy scramble to sign bilateral and regional swap agreements," write CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House and former research associate Kevin English.

China’s stance on ‘mega deals’ will shape its economy and international trading system, CIGI report says

Monday, 14 July 2014
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China can influence the future development of the international trading system by its stance toward “mega deals,” according to a new report CIGI.

Shifting Gear: Reshaping the G20 and Addressing the Global Growth Challenge

Wednesday, 2 July 2014
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Dr. Heather Smith, Deputy Secretary, G20 Sherpa in Australia’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, delivered a keynote address on the challenges Australia faces in chairing the G20 during a period of post-crisis consolidation. Dr. Smith spoke on how the Australian presidency of the G20 is working with members to promote growth, build resilience in the global economy and build a durable international order to underpin global prosperity in the twenty-first century. The 2014 G20 leaders’ summit will be November 15-16, 2014, in Brisbane, Australia.

G20 Sherpa for host Australia to address Ottawa audience on agenda and challenges for 2014 summit in Brisbane

Monday, 23 June 2014
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CIGI invites media to cover its CIGI Global Policy Forum, “Shifting Gear — Reshaping the G20 and Addressing the Global Growth Challenge,” on July 2, 2014, at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, Canada.

New Canada Among Nations Series book – Crisis and Reform – outlines ways for Canada to retain influence in global financial system

Tuesday, 3 June 2014
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Canada should continue to play an outsized role in the development and regulation of the international financial system, according to a new book published by CIGI in partnership with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA).

We need hard and soft approaches to trade liberalization

Thursday, 22 May 2014
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"While Bali undoubtedly marked a fresh achievement and carries substantial positive demonstration effects for the multilateral system, considered views on the long-term import of the Bali discussions are mixed," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House, commenting on the 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) at Bali.