G20

  • Narendra Modi to address joint session of Australian parliament Yesterday

    Melbourne: Narendra Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to address the gallery of Australian member of parliamentarians and leaders at a special joint sitting of Federal Parliament after he attends the G20 leaders' Summit in Brisbane in November. While several MPs have expressed their delight and happiness for him...
  • Modi to attend 3 multilaterals, address joint Australian Parliament in November 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a series of multilaterals in November, including G-20 in Australia and SAARC in Kathmandu as well as hold bilateral meetings with various top leaders. The Prime Minister will first travel to Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw for East Asia Summit (EAS) on November...
  • Vladimir Putin to attend G20 leaders summit: Australia October 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey confirmed on Sunday Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 leaders' summit in November, despite concerns about Russia's actions in Ukraine in recent months. Australia's confirmation that the Russian leader would attend the high-powered summit came after Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said he would also meet Putin...
  • Automatic exchange of info to help unearth blackmoney: India September 22, 2014

    Cairns: Extending full support to the automatic exchange of tax and banking information, India on Monday said that it will help in unearthing blackmoney stashed abroad and bringing it back. Intervening at the meeting of G20 Finance Ministers, Minister of State for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman said 46 countries, including India, have...
  • G20 promises more steps to boost global GDP by US dollar 2 trillion September 21, 2014

    Cairns: G20, a grouping of developed and developing nations, on Sunday vowed to take more measures to push the global GDP by an additional 2 per cent, or over US dollar 2 trillion, by 2018. Although as per the IMFOECD estimates, an incremental growth of 1.8 per cent in global GDP...
  • G20 commits to automatic exchange of tax information by 2017 September 21, 2014

    Cairns: Committing to a global response to deal with cross border tax avoidance and evasion, the G20 on Sunday decided to put in place a mechanism for automatic exchange of tax information by 2017. "We endorse the finalised global Common Reporting Standard for automatic exchange of tax information on a reciprocal...
  • G20 finance chiefs aim to 'change destiny of global economy' September 20, 2014

    Cairns (Australia): Finance chiefs from G20 nations held talks on Saturday, confident they can "change the destiny of the global economy" despite rising world political tensions and mounting fears of financial instability. The meeting in Cairns aims to thrash out a set of policies to achieve the ambitious goal of raising...
  • G20 nations want Vladimir Putin at leaders' summit September 20, 2014

    Cairns: Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders' summit in November despite alarm over Russia's actions in Ukraine with host Australia on Saturday saying it was the "emphatic" wish of member nations. There had been question marks over whether Moscow should be invited to the highpowered forum in...
  • Nirmala Sitharaman's baggage lost on Air India flight on way to Australia September 19, 2014

    Melbourne: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman has become the latest victim of misplaced baggage on an Air India flight as her checked in luggage went missing on her way to Australia. "Landed in Sydney to take a connecting flight to Cairns. My checked in luggage not...
  • No ruling on whether Putin will be banned from G20: Tony Abbott August 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said that it was too early to decide whether Russian President Vladimir Putin should be barred from 2014's G20 summit to be held this November in Brisbane. Abbott said the G20 summit was still three months away and hoped that Russia would wake...
  • MH17 crash overshadows G20 trade summit July 19, 2014

    Sydney: Trade ministers from the world's leading economies met in Sydney on Saturday for the latest round of G20 talks, with the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 threatening to overshadow the summit. G20 chair Australia has sought to keep the meeting focused on economic growth, but Thursday's disaster in rebelheld...
  • China needs to disclose foreign exchange market intervention: US April 16, 2014

    Washington: Like other large emerging market countries including India and Brazil, China also needs to disclose its foreign exchange market intervention to increase the credibility of its monetary policy framework and to promote exchange rate and financial market transparency, the United States has said. "In line with the practice of most...
  • Satisfied with G20 outcome, concerns on board: Chidambaram February 23, 2014

    Sydney: Satisfied with the outcome of G20 meeting, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said India's concerns with regard to withdrawal of US stimulus and the need to expedite IMF quota reforms have been taken on board by the group of rich and developing nations. "The communique has been drawn by...
  • G20 meet begins amid clamour for transparency in Fed tapering February 22, 2014

    G20 ministers on Saturday began their two-day deliberations to work out a "real and tangible framework" to push global growth amid clamour for a more transparent tapering programme by the US Fed Reserve with a view to reducing volatility in the global financial markets. Australia, which is the chair of the...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher December 13, 2013

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such as...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher December 10, 2013

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such as...
  • Full text: Prime Minister's interview to 'Kompas' newspaper, Indonesia October 11, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is on a fourday visit to Brunei and Indonesia said that Indonesia is one of India's most important partners in the neighbourhood and a "key constituent of India's Look East Policy". During his visit, he is scheduled to attend the ASEAN summit and hold talks on...
  • For me to meet Nawaz Sharif, Islamabad has to act: Manmohan Singh September 7, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said Islamabad has to create the right atmosphere for a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as officials of the two sides were preparing ground for their possible engagement in New York later this month. "I have always maintained that we can choose our...
  • Rahul an ideal choice for PM, will be happy to work under him: PM September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is an ideal choice for the post of prime minister, adding that he will be happy to work under him. "I have always maintained that Rahul Gandhi would be an ideal choice for the PM...
  • PM leaves Russia after attending G20 Summit September 7, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday left for home after attending the eighth G20 Summit in Russia during which he asked the world leaders to show collective committment for restoring robust growth in emerging markets. During the two-day Summit in Russia attended by the world's top leaders including US President Barack...
  • Where G20 members stand on US military action against Syria September 7, 2013

    President Barack Obama had mixed results as he lobbied members of the G20 leading world economies to bolster international support for a military response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Here is where members of the G20 stand on intervention in Syria: AUSTRALIA Called, in a joint statement...
  • Key quotes from G20 summit September 7, 2013

    Following are key quotes from leaders at the close of a G20 summit in St. Petersburg. Russian President Vladimir Putin "We achieved a consensus on the need to pursue policies that support economic growth while confirming medium-term national fiscal consolidation strategies." "The situation in the global economy looks better now than it did...
  • Watch: Russia, US war of words on Syrian crisis at G20 summit September 7, 2013

    The war of words between Russia and the US on the Syrian crisis heated up at the G20 summit. Russia President Vladimir Putin has warned that if there's any military action against Syria, it will come to Syria's aid. The United States has accused Russia of shirking its international responsibilities...
  • Obama meets Russian gay activists, shows support amid crackdown September 7, 2013

    US President Barack Obama on Friday met Russian gay rights activists after the G20 summit, in a symbol of US support for the community amid a furore over an "anti-gay" Russian law. Two gay rights activists were among a group of nine Russian civil society members Obama briefly met just before...
  • World View: Barack Obama pitches for Syria attack plan in G20 summit September 6, 2013

    US President Barack Obama pitches for Syria attack plan in the G20 summit at St Petersburg and condemns the chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad regime on the people. The platform was slated for discussion on economic situation bu Syria unrest overshadowed everything. ...
  • Obama encouraged by G20 Syria talks, plans speech September 6, 2013

    President Barack Obama claimed a growing recognition among foreign leaders Friday that "the world cannot stand idly by" in the face of chemical weapons use in Syria, and said he plans to make his case to the American people in an address Tuesday night. With Congress showing signs of reluctance to...
  • Obama, Hollande pledge political solution in Syria September 6, 2013

    President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande say they are committed to a political solution in Syria even as they prepare for potential military strikes. The two leaders spoke after meeting in St Petersburg on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit. Hollande has backed Obama's call for...
  • Raghuram effect: Rupee rises 77 paise, ends at 65.24 vs dollar September 6, 2013

    The rupee continued to strengthen against the dollar on the back of announcements by new RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, rising 77 paise on Friday to close at 65.24, the highest level in almost two weeks. Dollar sales by exporters, a weak US currency overseas and renewed capital inflows also helped the...
  • Russia sends another navy ship towards Syria September 6, 2013

    Russia is sending the naval landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov to the eastern Mediterranean, state news agency Interfax said on Friday, reinforcing its presence near Syria. Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, says its vessels in the eastern Mediterranean guarantee security as the United States considers launching military strikes to...
  • India has adequate forex reserves, says Montek Singh Ahluwalia September 6, 2013

    India on Friday said it has "adequate" foreign exchange reserves, at present USD 280 billion to defend its currency amid global volatility and ruled out taking any external assistance unless there is a "radical" change in the situation. Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia also said the rupee's fall this...