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  • With Greece's woes casting a shadow over Europe again, cheap oil playing havoc with inflation and growth forecasts, and the strengthening dollar posing a threat to emerging market economies, the meetings come at a critical time. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, who is in charge of the economy, has said tackling sluggish global growth and giving low...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- Meetings of G20 finance ministers and EU leaders top and tail this week with Greece's fate uppermost in policymakers' minds and global turbulence caused by diverging monetary policies and cheap oil coming a close second. Impromptu interest rate cuts have followed from India to Australia and Canada to Denmark, while China has cut bank reserve...

  • IMF sees uncertainty about path of oil prices Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Uncertainty over the future path of oil prices could throw a wrinkle into the International Monetary Fund's predictions for the global economy, its staff said in a note on Friday. The outlook for petroleum prices, which have decreased more than 50 percent in the last seven months, is likely to form the backdrop for the ministerial meeting of the...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- As the Group of 20 leading economies head into ministerial talks in Turkey next week, Canada highlighted the uncertainty of the global economy and concerns over the ability of the United States to sustain global growth. A senior Canadian finance official, briefing reporters on Thursday ahead of the meeting Monday and Tuesday of finance ministers...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 4- Europe's economic troubles will be a key focus when Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meet in Istanbul next week, Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Wednesday. A conundrum facing the G20 at the Feb. 9-10 meeting is figuring out what kind of joint action is appropriate given the current economic disparity: the United States...

  • *China pushing for greater recognition of yuan. LONDON/ WASHINGTON, Jan 26- China is expected to make another push for the inclusion of the yuan in the International Monetary Fund's in-house currency basket in a review later this year- and this time round its G20 partners may be willing to listen. One Asian G20 source said it would be welcomed by those like South...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 4- India will press the Group of 20 economies to set a two-year deadline to reduce the cost of international money transfers, two government sources said, potentially saving more than $20 billion for developing countries. The world's largest recipient of remittances- of about $70 billion a year- won the backing of G20 leaders last month in Brisbane...

  • OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to do more Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 25- The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than previously expected while the euro zone struggles with stagnation and an increased deflation risk, the OECD said on Tuesday. The United States and Britain will grow more strongly then the euro zone and Japan and, among emerging countries, India, Indonesia...

  • Is the G-20 just a 'political event?'  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

    Iain Anderson, Director and Chief Corporate Counsel of Cicero Group, says "the proof is in the pudding" as to whether the G-20 community will take action to boost global growth.

  • Proud of Australia's achievements at G-20: Swan  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:38 PM ET

    This year's G-20 summit saw a good debate, which bodes well for both the G-20 and Australian government, says Wayne Swan, Former Treasurer & Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.

  • Michel Sapin, Finance Minister of France, says investments in infrastructure will enable the country to stimulate and "deeply modernize" its economy.

  • Is G-20's pledge to boost growth feasible?  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist at NAB, explains why he's skeptical about the G-20's pledge to generate more than $2 trillion in additional output over five years and creating new jobs.

  • David Lipton, Deputy Managing Director of IMF, tells CNBC the G-20's pledge to boost growth is a "big step forward" and discusses whether it's achievable.

  • Protesters take to the streets during G-20 summit  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Brisbane for a variety of causes over the weekend as world leaders converged in the city. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.

  • G20 leaders pledge economic growth, job creation  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 5:04 PM ET

    World leaders agreed to support economic growth, step up the fight against Ebola and fund infrastructure development at this year's G-20 summit. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.

  • BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 15- Efforts by the world's 20 major economies in boosting economic growth by a 2.1 percent target could deliver "spillovers" for smaller nations, The Australian newspaper reported on Saturday, citing a draft copy of the G20 Brisbane Action Plan. The newspaper said the draft statement promises that non-G20 economies would grow a further...

  • TPP Agreement is "within reach"  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Roberto Azevêdo, director-general at WTO, talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how he hopes the "challenges" between countries will be "overcome".

  • Will NATO do anything about Russia?  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the Russia-Ukraine crisis, prior to the arrival of President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Australia.

  • G-20 summit: Need for 'structural reform'  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    There is a strong focus on monetary policy and trade at the G-20 summit, according to New Zealand's Finance Minister, Bill English, who discusses the need for structural reforms.

  • BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 14- The OECD said on Friday the plans of G20 nations to boost the world economy could beat their target of adding 2 percentage points to global growth by 2018, though geopolitical risks such as Ukraine and Ebola were mounting. Angel Gurria, the secretary-general of the Paris- based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,...