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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.

What to Expect from the Final Communiqué

Friday, 6 September 2013
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Domenico Lombardi, Director of the Global Economy Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation discuses today's Final Communique coming out of the G20 Leaders' Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. What can we expect?

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.