Speaking to CNBC at the G-20 meeting in Cairns, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, is confident that the Group of 20 can boost global growth by 2 percentage points.
Over the weekend in Australia, G-20 finance ministers reaffirm their pledge to boost world growth, but calls on Europe to do more. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports from Cairns.
David Thodey, CEO of Telstra, describes what the G-20 needs to tackle in order for infrastructure investment to stimulate global economic growth and jobs.
Ahead of the G-20 meeting in Cairns this weekend, Richard Goyder, Managing Director & CEO, Wesfarmers, outlines his expectations.
Mike Smith, CEO of ANZ, says the G-20's target of lifting collective gross domestic product by an additional 2 percentage points over the next five years is still within reach.
Speaking to CNBC at the B20 meeting in Sydney, Joe Hockey , Treasurer of Australia, says it's important for the G-20 economies to stay engaged with the business community.
Roberto Azevedo, Director-General at World Trade Organization, says there's more that needs to be done to ensure free trade across the globe.
Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia (BCA), is confident that the B20 summit will put together a "practical roadmap" that will aid the G-20's growth agenda.
To meet the G-20's global growth target, implementation of trade facilitation will need to be accelerated, says Harold McGraw, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Andrew Robb, Trade Minister of Australia, says the B20 meeting hopes to propose strategies that will help the G-20 achieve its agenda of boosting world growth
Speaking to CNBC ahead of the B20 meeting, Andrew MacKenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton, outlines his recommendations for the facilitation of world trade.
Joe Hockey, Treasurer of Australia, says geopolitical tensions in Ukraine will be discussed at the G-20, but warns that focus will remain on the the global economic recovery.
Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM, says the G-20's communiqué, concluded in Australia over the weekend, was too vague in terms of actionable policy prescriptions, to give equity markets a boost.
Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks the G20's 2% GDP target is achievable.
Richard Iley, Chief Economist, Asia at BNP Paribas, explains why he thinks the G-20's communiqué on fostering global growth may likely be too ambitious.
Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), says emerging markets have received an "unintended" message from developed economies that they are "on their own". CNBC's Oriel Morrison reports.
The world's top economies embraced a goal to generate more than $2 trillion in additional output over five years while creating tens of million of new jobs. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.
While welcoming Moody's upgrade of Spain's credit rating as "good news", Luis de Guindos, Spanish Finance Minister, says his country cannot afford to be complacent as there is still more work to be done.
Bertrand Badre, Managing Director & CFO at the World Bank, says the G-20's communiqué on fostering global growth is "fantastic" and a "great paradigm shift".
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, says the G-20 communiqué may have a good chance of succeeding. CNBC's Oriel Morrison reports.