G-20 Leaders Pledge to Revitalise Growth Agenda at Hangzhou Summit

Volume
20,
Number
29
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7 September 2016
7 September 2016
Leaders from the G-20 coalition of advanced and emerging economies concluded two days of high-level meetings in China on Monday with a pledge to implement a new “Hangzhou Consensus” – a set of policies aimed at shoring up global economic and trade growth, boosting confidence, and responding to anti...
7 September 2016
The world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters have ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change, bringing the landmark deal significantly closer to entering into force. The news of the US-China effort comes ahead of a series of meetings by different UN bodies over the coming months, all aiming...
7 September 2016
All eyes are set to turn to Bratislava this month as the European Council meets to debate the future of bilateral trade and investment talks with the US, particularly amid suggestions from some ministers and national leaders that the process should be put on hold. The Transatlantic Trade and...
7 September 2016
The prospects for the US Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement are looking increasingly dim this year, despite continued efforts by the White House to build support for the deal in a fraught election climate. Meanwhile, efforts to advance negotiations for another Asia-...
7 September 2016
Over the month of August, two separate WTO panels have ruled that certain Russian trade policies are in violation of global rules. One case involves a Russian import ban on pigs and related products from the EU, while the other addresses import duties on certain agricultural and industrial goods...
7 September 2016
The UK and Australia announced on Wednesday that they are establishing a working group to explore the possible options for a future bilateral trade pact, which the two sides would then begin negotiating if and when London completes negotiations for leaving the European Union. “We want the Working...
7 September 2016
Coming Soon 12 September, Washington, US. REFLECTIONS ON PROGRESS: ESSAYS ON THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. This Brookings Institution event will involve a presentation by Kemal Derviş of his book Reflections on progress: Essays on the global economy . The book examines a series of trends and...
7 September 2016
MEGAGROUPING INVESTMENT FACTS AND FIGURES. Published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (August 2016). This new publication examines recent trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) in so-called “megagroupings,” such as the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies...