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IMF annual meetings likely to focus on recovery over reform, CIGI experts warn in new series

Tuesday, 8 October 2013
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The 2013 annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will focus on the policy challenges facing the global economy, as it moves from the “Great Recession” to the “Great Transition,” on its way to a stable and sustained recovery. This is among the conclusions in a new series of commentaries from CIGI, which look ahead to the IMF and World Bank meetings later this week.

Analysis: Stalled IMF reforms could leave Fund on shaky ground

Wednesday, 2 October 2013
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Anna Yukhananov
"Emerging economies are feeling a little bit betrayed by the lack of ratification of the reform package, which they saw as a base to nurture new relations with the IMF," says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy program.

The State of the Global Economy

Monday, 23 September 2013
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The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an exclusive series of talks offering authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world through a wide range of distinguished speakers: policy experts and influencers shaping the world's debates and discussions on global economic, security, development and environmental issues.

Australia’s G20 Summit Brisbane 2014: Persuasion post-Petersburg

Monday, 9 September 2013
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Susan Harris Rimmer
“Australia could not just be the chair of the G20. but could also be the pivot of the G20 for the role for fostering dialogue,” says Domenico Lombardi, looking ahead to Australia assuming the presidency of the G20 in December 2013.

The Final Communiqué: Seeking a Sustainable Growth Framework

Friday, 6 September 2013
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Trade highlights, honouring commitments to climate change, and implementation of a strong and sustainable growth framework -- Director of the Global Economy Program at CIGI Domenico Lombardi highlights key messaging from the final communiqué at the G20 Leaders' Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Final Communiqué: Standard Messaging and Discussion of Syria

Friday, 6 September 2013
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With the G20 Leaders' Summit now at an end, CIGI Senior Fellow Susan Schadler comments on the contents of the final communiqué noting its lack of concrete commitments overall. While discussions and messaging touched on rebounding economies and sustaining the recovery, Schadler notes that the attention of both the press and leaders was dominated by Sryia or security related issues. What's next for the G20? Baring a further crisis, the G20 may simply fold into a format of continuing statements of commitment without much action.

G20 final communiqué contains ‘virtually nothing’ for global economic agenda, CIGI reports say

Friday, 6 September 2013
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The final communiqué from the 2013 G20 Summit contains no concrete decisions for advancing global economic policy, according to two new CIGI reports.

A Post-Crisis Summit and the Way Ahead

Friday, 6 September 2013
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Following the release of the final communique, CIGI Senior Fellow Susan Schadler comments on summitry post- global financial crisis, the impact of the situation in Syria on the summit, and movement on a substantial BRICS fund agreement seemingly in reaction to slow IMF reform.

G20 countries to share tax records to crack down on cheats

Friday, 6 September 2013
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Bill Curry
“This is done on purpose to escalate pressure,” says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, commenting on the aggressive timeline of a deal to adopt the automatic exchange of tax information among the G20.

G20 summit is global, but spin is for Russians

Friday, 6 September 2013
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When a country such as Russia hosts the annual G20 Leaders Summit, is it doing a favour to the rest of the world – or to itself, and the image of its leader? And when the leaders attend, are they playing to a global audience or a domestic one? By and large, of course, it’s all about the citizens at home; and the media might or might not play along.