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Un G20 con problemi d’immagine e credibilità alla prova del dossier Siria

Tuesday, 3 September 2013
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Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, previews the Russia G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, as Syria dominates the media coverage heading into the summit. (NOTE: This article is only available in Italian.)

Troubles in emerging markets may dominate G-20 summit

Tuesday, 3 September 2013
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Don Lee
"Countries are very much immersed in their own domestic issues and are not going to be entirely engaged in the G20 agenda," says Domenico Lombardi, Director noting that many nations are trying to forge bilateral or regional trade and economic deals as opposed to multilateral ones.

The Russia G20 Leaders' Summit: What's at Stake for the Global Economy

Thursday, 29 August 2013
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This lunch and symposium event, held at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, is a joint event featuring speakers from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada.

Looking ahead to Russia G20 Summit

Thursday, 22 August 2013
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Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI’s Global Economy Program, discusses the upcoming G20 Leaders’ Summit, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

CIGI researchers call for sovereign debt forum to be at the core of the G20 agenda

Thursday, 15 August 2013
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A sovereign debt forum and other incremental, pragmatic proposals to improve sovereign crisis management should be put at the core of the G20 agenda on an ongoing basis, says a new report by CIGI Senior Fellows Richard Gitlin and Brett House.

It’s time for Canada to break some global logjams

Monday, 12 August 2013
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"It’s high time that Canada brought its lumberjack skills to bear on five major international logjams, and one small but vital blockage at home," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House, commenting on sovereign bankruptcy procedures, the crisis in Europe, the future of development financing, and climate change discussions.

A Preview of the St. Petersburg Summit

Monday, 12 August 2013
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Tail risks for the global economy have receded vis-à-vis last year, but this has not translated into higher growth in many advanced economies. Emerging economies, which have made considerable contributions to global economic growth since the height of the international financial crisis, are slowing down. In its latest round of forecasts in July, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded its growth projections, especially those for the emerging economies, and the Washington-based institution may provide G20 leaders with a new set of downward-revised projections in St. Petersburg in September.

Mega Trends and Implications for Global Governance: 2015-2030

Thursday, 1 August 2013
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Erica Shaw, Hayley MacKinnon, Raluca Ardelean, Suhani Bhushan, Stephanie Fauquier, Melisa Foster, Virgil Haden-Pawlowski, Mengyun Zhang
This project addresses the significance and implications of these trends for formal international organizations, informal governance arrangements, and the G20.

What Has the European Debt Crisis Taught Us about Crisis Management? Considerations for the G20

Wednesday, 31 July 2013
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The economic crises that began with Greece and spread through Ireland and the southern periphery of Europe were path-breakers. They occurred in countries embedded in a major currency area (the euro zone), they dispelled the notion that debt crises are the provenance of emerging market countries and they have proved remarkably resistant to global bailout assistance. Now, as G20 leaders prepare to meet in St. Petersburg, Russia — more than three years into the crisis and without an obvious endgame in view — a serious question they should consider is whether these are the first of a bigger, more complex, and more-difficult-to-resolve kind of crisis that will define the future global landscape.

Tobin tax: come arrivare primi e perdere (Article in Italian)

Sunday, 28 July 2013
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Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy program, writes about the possible impacts of a Tobin tax on Italy's economy. (Article only available in Italian.)