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    US urges EU to do more to stimulate its economy

    The US and Canada have urged the EU to resolve its internal political differences and do more to stimulate its economy, amid...

  2. September 20, 2014

    G20 nations back Putin to attend November summit

    CAIRNS, Australia – Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said on Saturday the G20 expects Russian President Vladimir Putin to...

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  1. September 19, 2014

    Regulators move to tackle derivatives data-sharing impasse

    Global regulators want to overcome a data-sharing impasse that threatens to undermine post-crisis market reform with a...

  2. September 17, 2014

    A first blow against corporate tax avoidance

    Governments across the developed world have long been concerned by the need to crack down on corporate tax avoidance. As...

  3. September 17, 2014

    Australia and Singapore sign derivatives data pact

    Australia and Singapore have agreed to allow their regulators mutual access to trading data stored in electronic warehouses...

  4. September 17, 2014

    G20 split over assessment of financial rules

    Australia is facing resistance within the G20 ahead of talks this week as it backs a call by businesses for a reassessment...

  5. September 16, 2014

    G20 governments agree to crackdown on tax avoidance

    Governments have thrown their weight behind sweeping rules to crack down on corporate tax avoidance, including steps to...

  6. September 16, 2014

    British Virgin Islands suffers amid push against money laundering

    The British Virgin Islands has long attracted Chinese companies looking to incorporate offshore but the Caribbean haven is...

  7. September 9, 2014

    World’s leading economies warned over ‘global jobs crisis’

    The world’s largest economies are still failing to create enough jobs and too many of those that are being produced are too...

  8. August 21, 2014

    Put out fewer flags for US’s world bank regulator role

    There is bald eagle rather than an elephant in the room during rows over US banking regulation. Americans typically believe...

  9. FT Alphaville

    August 21, 2014

    Video and review: "The System Worked", by Dan Drezner

    While reading Dan Drezner’s The System Worked, I kept thinking of the well-publicised conversation between Barack Obama and...

  10. August 17, 2014

    ‘The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression’, by Daniel W Drezner

    I don’t agree with Dan Drezner. How could I? The thesis espoused in his latest book is that, all things considered, global...

  11. August 11, 2014

    Growth slows in emerging economies

    Emerging market countries known for their young populations and rapid economic expansion are showing signs of slower growth,...

  12. August 3, 2014

    France urges G20 to put issue of US bank fines on agenda

    France has gathered support to challenge US regulators imposing heavy penalties on foreign banks at a G20 meeting of world...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Opinion: domesticating Russia

    Of course, it all goes back to Peter the Great at the turn of the eighteenth century. On the one hand, the Russian Tsar...

  14. The A-List

    July 23, 2014

    Containing Russia requires economic and political measures that impose real costs

    Since early March , there has been a debate in Europe as to what Russia’s actions in Ukraine represent. Does its forceful...

  15. July 20, 2014

    Carney leads push to break ‘too big to fail’ impasse

    Officials led by Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, are attempting to bridge sharp differences among leading G20...

  16. July 20, 2014

    Regulators split on too-big-to-fail banks

    Heads of the Group of 20 leading economies would love to be able to hang up a “mission accomplished” banner in Brisbane in...

  17. July 20, 2014

    South Africa warns of cracks in landmark Bali trade agreement

    South Africa has warned the concerns of developing countries are being sidelined under a global trade deal due for...

  18. July 19, 2014

    Australia threatens Russian president Vladimir Putin with G20 summit ban

    Australia has threatened to try and block Russian president Vladimir Putin from attending a G20 summit in November if Moscow...

  19. July 18, 2014

    G20 urged to implement Bali trade deal

    Jamie Smyth in Sydney Global business has urged the world’s leading economies to rapidly implement a deal struck by trade...

  20. July 17, 2014

    Adapt trade policy to reflect globalisation, economic bodies warn

    Countries need to do more to adapt trade policies to reflect the 21st century realities of globalisation and international...

  21. July 15, 2014

    Regulators push for widening of forex fix time

    Global regulators have proposed to centralise foreign exchange trading at a crucial daily fix on a global platform in a move...

  22. July 7, 2014

    French fury and dollar dominance

    Ever since Valéry Giscard d’Estaing coined the term “exorbitant privilege” in the 1960s, French politicians have grumbled...

  23. July 4, 2014

    ‘Indonesia Etc’, by Elizabeth Pisani

    Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbable Nation, by Elizabeth Pisani, Granta, RRP£18.99/ WW Norton RRP$26.95, 416 pages If...

  24. June 29, 2014

    Australia risks isolation among G20 by scrapping carbon tax

    Tony Abbott has had little to celebrate since becoming Australia’s prime minister because of his plummeting approval ratings...

  25. June 29, 2014

    G20 blueprint for infrastructure funding

    The G20 has identified increasing investment in infrastructure as one of its priorities. But how to attract private capital...

  26. June 26, 2014

    World Bank: Emerging nations have borne brunt of protectionism

    Manufacturers from emerging economies have borne the brunt of protectionist measures introduced since the 2008 global...

  27. June 22, 2014

    Australia takes aim at G20 growth target laggards

    Australia is threatening to “name and shame” G20 countries that are failing to outline the structural reforms they plan to...

  28. June 18, 2014

    WTO warns of creeping protectionism

    G20 economies have introduced more measures to restrict trade than encourage it over the past six months even as the global...

  29. June 11, 2014

    Catering to international tastes has proved both problematic and rewarding in Asia

    Asia-based financial lawyers find themselves in an interesting push-pull situation with the rest of the world. For some,...

  30. June 2, 2014

    George Osborne plans tougher oversight of forex markets

    George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor, is to toughen oversight of foreign exchange dealing within weeks, as the UK steps up...

  31. May 16, 2014

    Currency cold war is starting to heat up

    The last round of “currency wars” ended a year ago in an uneasy truce, when G20 finance ministers agreed not to target their...

  32. May 15, 2014

    ‘If the euro falls, Europe falls’

    As soon as Angela Merkel was handed the piece of paper Barack Obama had just passed around the table, her guard went up....

  33. May 11, 2014

    How the euro was saved - FT series

    To the astonishment of almost everyone in the room, Angela Merkel began to cry. “Das ist nicht fair.” That is not fair, the...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2014

    Opinion: the giant Chinese panda tries to hide

    It’s a common trick to make yourself look bigger than you are to win a fight. Rather rarer is for one of the world’s largest...

  35. May 6, 2014

    Switzerland pledges to lift veil on tax secrecy

    Switzerland, the world’s largest offshore financial centre, has pledged automatically to hand the details of foreign bank...

  36. beyondbrics

    May 5, 2014

    Guest post: developing countries must be at the heart of global tax reform

    By Winnie Byanyima of Oxfam International After the world was plunged into a financial crisis, back in 2009, G20 leaders...

  37. April 16, 2014

    Africans face $2bn yearly ‘remittance supertax’, says report

    Africa pays a “remittance supertax” of nearly $2bn a year due to the higher-than-average cost of sending money to the...

  38. April 13, 2014

    Domestic agendas undermine global economic policy debate

    The 2014 spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at the weekend may go down as the Jekyll-and-Hyde...

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