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Harper issues G20 debt challenge

Thursday, 5 September 2013
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CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House comments on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's focus on the global economy at the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg.

The Development of the G20 and Achieving Progress in Economics

Thursday, 5 September 2013
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CIGI Senior Fellow Susan Schadler offers a review of the founding of the G20 following the financial crisis of 2008 and considers the summit's role as the world economy moves further into recovery. Without the urgency of a financial crisis, can the G20 focus and make progress on substantial economic issues? Schadler closes by questioning whether the G20 remains the best forum for these discussions given the other functional bodies already at work, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB).

We’re going backwards, global expert survey says

Thursday, 5 September 2013
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How would you rate global progress in this past year on climate change – good or bad, pass or fail? What about progress on economic cooperation between nations, or on trade, financial regulation or development – heart-warming or dismal?

Assessing Prospects for the G20 Summit

Thursday, 5 September 2013
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Domenico Lombardi, Director of the Global Economy Program at CIGI, comments on the Russian presidency's broad agenda at the Leaders' Summit. With so many priorities on the table, where are we most likely to see progress? Mr. Lombardi anticipates strong cooperation towards raising the rate potential growth — to impact job creation and trade — and on fiscal sustainability — as countries commit to debt reductions over the medium term

G-20 Weighs Stimulus End as BRICS Plan $100 Billion Fund

Thursday, 5 September 2013
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Ilya Arkhipov, Raymond Colitt, Ksenia Galouchko
“The emerging economies are slowing down and the tapering of advanced economies’ central banks certainly isn’t helping them,” says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, commenting from the Russia G20 Summit in St. Petersburg.

Expert Commentary and Analysis from G20 St. Petersburg

Thursday, 5 September 2013
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CIGI experts discuss in-depth governance issues and challenges related to the G20 St. Petersburg Summit 2013.

Bad Blood and the G20

Thursday, 5 September 2013
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Anna Maria Tremonti
Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, comments from St. Petersburg, on what is (and is NOT) being discussed at the Russia G20 Summit.

G20 Russia: An Overview

Thursday, 5 September 2013
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Fred Kuntz, Vice President of Public Affairs at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), shares an overview of the media centre and grounds at the G20 Leaders' Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Syrian gloom darkens St. Petersburg summit sky

Wednesday, 4 September 2013
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While the G20 leaders summits began in 2008 to address the then-erupting global economic crisis, and has since become known as “the world’s premiere economic forum,” the news that is top of mind at this meeting is the civil war in Syria and the looming prospect of US military intervention — an action opposed, to date, by summit host Russia.

Inaugural CIGI survey on international economic governance reveals ‘considerable cause for concern’

Wednesday, 4 September 2013
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egotiations and arrangements for international economic governance have regressed and there is considerable cause for concern going forward, according to a new interactive survey from CIGI.