Eurozone Crisis, US "Fiscal Cliff" Fears Dominate G-20 Gathering

Volume
16,
Number
38
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7 November 2012
7 November 2012
Fears of an increasingly prolonged eurozone crisis and an impending US "fiscal cliff" took centre stage as senior finance officials from the Group of 20 major developed and emerging economies met in Mexico on Monday. The high-profile gathering comes amid discussions in other forums on how to use...
7 November 2012
China has filed a WTO complaint over local content requirements under renewable energy feed-in-tariff programmes in certain EU member states, officials announced earlier this week. The surprise move comes just days after Beijing launched anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations...
7 November 2012
Wrangling over the EU's post-2013 budget has delayed plans for reform of the bloc's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), after the European Parliament decided on Monday to postpone a crucial vote on the issue until the end of January. The move by the parliament's agriculture committee allows it to...
7 November 2012
The second meeting of the UN High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post-2015 Development Agenda concluded on 2 November in London, following three days of meetings geared at eventually helping determine the course of the United Nations' development goals. MDG deadline in the background As the 2015...
7 November 2012
With the row between Beijing and Tokyo over a group of contested islands showing little prospect of resolution in the short-term, an increasing number of officials and experts are predicting that free trade discussions between China, Japan, and South Korea will have to wait until at least next year...
7 November 2012
European environment ministers agreed last week on strict new pollution limits on the sulphur content of shipping fuels, following similar moves in the US and Canada. The strictest limits are set to apply to the Baltic and North seas, as well as the English Channel - so-called sulphur dioxide "...
7 November 2012
The International Institute for Sustainable Development's Europe (IISD-Europe) office, based in Geneva, is seeking a one-year, full-time Research Officer to work with its Sustainable Finance Programme. The programme aims to collaborate with opinion leaders and policymakers in the financial system...
7 November 2012
Coming soon 12 November, London, UK. DELEVERAGING THE WEST: THE IMPACT ON GLOBAL GROWTH. Hosted by Chatham House, this event will aim to answer how the West can deleverage, reform its economies, and achieve fiscal sustainability while stimulating economic growth and maintaining the social compact...
7 November 2012
WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2013 PRESENTATION. Presented by the World Bank (November 2012). This video link highlights the presentation of the 2013 World Development Report, held last week at the International Labour Organisation. Entitled "Jobs," the report stresses the role of strong private sector-...