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  • What needs to be done to meet G-20's target     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    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.

  • Australia Trade Min: The aims of B20 summit     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    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

  • BHP CEO: G-20 must commit to Bali package     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Speaking to CNBC ahead of the B20 meeting, Andrew MacKenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton, outlines his recommendations for the facilitation of world trade.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 14 Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives Michel Camdessus lecture at an event hosted by the International Monetary Fund in Washington- 1400 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank holds Monetary Policy meeting. LONDON- RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle gives a speech to the Financial Times Camp Alphaville Conference in London- 1105 GMT.

  • GENEVA, June 18- Members of the Group of 20 leading economies are still doing more to restrict trade than to liberalise it, according to a report published by major world agencies on Wednesday.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 26 Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund releases its annual review of the U.S. economy- 1330 GMT. SANTANDER, Spain- Seminar on "The Europe left by the crisis". Speakers:- European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos and Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy.

  • Reforms to IMF hit serious deadlock - G20 official Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    *G20 gives U.S. until year-end to ratify reforms to the Fund. WASHINGTON, April 13- Reforms to the International Monetary Fund have hit a deadlock despite a declaration from global financial chiefs that they would move forward without the United States if it fails to ratify the changes by year-end, a G20 official said on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Finance chiefs from around the globe on Friday gave the United States until year-end to ratify long-delayed reforms to the International Monetary Fund and threatened to move forward without it if it fails to do so.

  • "We are monitoring the economic situation in Ukraine, mindful of any risk to economic and financial stability, and welcome the IMF's recent engagement with Ukraine as the authorities work to undertake meaningful reforms," the G20 said during the IMF-World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- The world's top economies are monitoring the economic situation in Ukraine for any fallout that may pose risks to economic and financial stability, according to a draft communique by the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- The world's top economies are monitoring the economic situation in Ukraine "for any risks to economic and financial stability," according to a draft of the communique by the Group 20 finance ministers and central bankers.

  • Joe Hockey: Ukraine crisis won't dominate G-20     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    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.

  • OTTAWA, April 9- Canada believes that strengthening the global recovery is a key way to deal with risk of too low inflation in Europe and elsewhere, a senior government finance official said on Wednesday ahead of G20 meetings in Washington.

  • OTTAWA, April 9- Canada believes that strengthening the global recovery is a key way to deal with risk of too low inflation in Europe and elsewhere, a senior government finance official said on Wednesday ahead of G20 meetings in Washington.

  • G7 ministers to meet Thursday on economy, Ukraine Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    April 9- Finance ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations will meet on Thursday in Washington to discuss the global economy and the situation in Ukraine, sources said.

  • MOSCOW/ BRUSSELS April 8- The world's financial leaders are likely to discuss possible risks to Europe's economy from the crisis in Ukraine, but there are no plans to mention it in the final document from their Washington meeting, two G20 officials said.

  • The International Monetary Fund has already called on Europe to do more ahead of the IMF April 11-13 Spring gathering, alongside which G20 finance ministers and central bankers will meet.

  • Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM, says the G-20's communiquĂ©, concluded in Australia over the weekend, was too vague in terms of actionable policy prescriptions, to give equity markets a boost.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 24- The Group of 20' s proposal to lift economic activity by 2 percent over the next five years has so many holes in it, there's no wonder it was the first official target that all members felt happy to agree on. The International Monetary Fund has said it will be watching for progress on the plans, but it has no power to compel or punish.

  • 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.