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IMF credibility has reached a crossroads

Monday, 12 January 2015
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Finance ministers from the Group of 20 are scheduled to gather for the first time in 2015 early next month in Istanbul. It will be an important meeting for them. They will be showing the world whether they should be taken seriously.

The G20 showed in Brisbane that it is back, but for how long?

Monday, 17 November 2014
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Like many others, I was down on the Group of 20 on the eve of the Brisbane summit. After a few pleasant surprises on the weekend, the group has earned a reprieve from questions about its relevancy. However, leaders did less than they could have on trade and economic growth, setting up 2015 as a defining year in the G20’s ability to deliver.

A Commitment to Corporate Taxation?

Sunday, 16 November 2014
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The G20 meetings in Brisbane included discussions on strengthening the tax systems and the final communique included the commitment that "profits should be taxed where economic activities deriving the profits are performed and where value is created".

Experts: China to promote world economic growth

Saturday, 15 November 2014
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"The principle item at the G20 is to talk about how to boost economic growth by two percent, an additional two percent, and obviously China has a leading role to play, whether that includes things like domestic spending on infrastructure which is an important item that is part of how to do this two percent GDP growth rate increase," says Bessma Momani, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

G20 all talk, no action on growth

Saturday, 15 November 2014
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If the G20 Summit this weekend had a buzz phrase, it was growing the world economy by an additional 2 per cent of collective GDP. The Australian presidency of the G20 focussed on this target as its hallmark diplomatic success. With the objective backed by two studies – from the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – the Australians want the G20 summit to feature this goal at the expense of all other issues, like climate change, combatting Ebola, conflict in Ukraine or the war on ISIS.

Koala out of place at G20 media centre

Friday, 14 November 2014
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So far, among six media centres I've seen at successive G20 summits, this is the only one that featured a koala bear. Let’s look back, for a moment. The media centre at Toronto’s Exhibition Place in June 2010 was most famous for its “fake lake,” giving international journalists a mock Canadian backdrop furnished with Muskoka chairs and supplied with craft Ontario beers.

Summit Preview: Bottom line for G20

Friday, 14 November 2014
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The Brisbane 2014 summit is a critical litmus test for the G20’s credibility. CIGI’s Thomas Bernes explains why.

Summit Preview: G20 Opportunities and Challenges

Friday, 14 November 2014
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How will the G20 leaders’ summit in Brisbane boost the global economy by 2%? CIGI’s Bessma Momani explains the leaders’ special recipe.

The Value of the G20 Kodak Moment

Thursday, 13 November 2014
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What is the G20 meeting and is it useful? Since its creation, the key impetus of the meetings has been to get the most important leaders of the G20 in a room to decide on ways to promote economic growth and help solve the economic, political, and social issues of the time.

Pre-G20 Economic Growth Panel

Thursday, 13 November 2014
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On the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit 2014 in Brisbane, Australia, two CIGI experts addressed a pre-summit conference hosted by Griffith University and the Munk School of Global Affairs, cosponsored by CIGI's Global Economy program.
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