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G20 Russia: An Overview

Thursday, 5 September 2013
video
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
blog
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
article
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.

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
article
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
video
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
publication
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.