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Economists see Kingdom playing a pivotal role in global economy

Monday, 5 September 2016
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Khalil Anware
The G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, offers the Kingdom an opportunity to play a crucial role as the most important energy producer and in stabilizing oil supply and prices internationally.

Trudeau to visit Alibaba for launch of online hub in China for Canadian firms

Friday, 2 September 2016
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Andy Blatchford
Canadian merchants are expected to soon have their own online storefront to sell their goods to the vast Chinese marketplace via the e-commerce giant Alibaba. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be present Saturday for the launch of a Canadian "pavilion" on Alibaba's Tmall platform when he visits the Chinese firm's offices in the city of Hangzhou.

Thomas Bernes from CIGI: China still important contributor of global growth

Friday, 2 September 2016
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China Pictorial
Distinguished fellow from CIGI, former IMF executive director, Thomas Bernes believes that the AIIB has great potential to provide more capital for infrastructure development. “I wish the AIIB could learn from other international organizations, accelerating the process of approving projects, and make sure these projects are productive” said Bernes.

Resurrecting Globalization in the Upcoming G20

Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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I never finished Globalization and its Discontents, the book that made Joseph Stiglitz a cult hero of the political left. I was sympathetic to the thesis that the Washington Consensus served one group of people (American and European corporations and their shareholders) at the expense of another group (workers and farmers in developing countries). But Stiglitz was too much of a firebrand for my taste, so I set the book aside with the intention of returning to it at some point. That was more than a decade ago and I have yet to so.

Expert from Canadian Think-Tank: G20 Summit is the perfect platform for China advocates its ideas on global economic governance

Sunday, 28 August 2016
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CIGI G20 expert Alex He stated at the recent launch of his book (The Dragon’s Footprints: China in the Global Economic Governance System under the G20 Framework) that "through its [China's] participation in G20 summits and its playing a significant role in global efforts to fight the global financial crisis in 2008, China has taken the 'centre stage' of global economic governance, and increased efforts to work through key institutions in global economic governance.

Following the Dragon’s Footprints: CIGI releases new book on China & the G20

Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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25 August 2016 – As China prepares to host its first Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Hangzhou, a new book from Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Chinese foreign policy expert Alex He takes a close look at the country’s rise to become one of the most active and influential players in global economic governance.

Panama Papers Prompt Race for Tax Haven Dollars Before Crackdown

Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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Raymond Colitt & Michael Heath
For years, the biggest nations have tried to to outsmart tax dodgers and reclaim trillions of dollars stashed in off-shore accounts. Many of them are tired of waiting and now just want to make peace and bring some of the money back home.

The Governance Games

Monday, 22 August 2016
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Project Syndicate Staff
There was a time when the Olympic Movement was viewed as an almost perfect reflection of a shining ideal: a global commons and a global common good. But the International Olympic Committee’s stunning fall from grace is hardly unique: governments of all types are held in low esteem nowadays.

Expert from CIGI Canada: The world expects Hangzhou Summit to lead the global economy out of its slump

Saturday, 20 August 2016
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Alex He, a research fellow from the well-known Canadian think-tank, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), said that "all parties hold a high expectation on the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, against the background of slow recovery of global economy".

Canada has discovered a new way to appoint central bankers; it just doesn’t know it yet

Tuesday, 16 August 2016
blog
In April, members of Canada’s parliamentary press corps thought they had uncovered some shenanigans over -- of all things -- the fiscal multiplier.
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