G20

  • China needs to disclose foreign exchange market intervention: US 16-04-2014 07:18 AM

    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...
  • Satisfied with G20 outcome, concerns on board: Chidambaram 23-02-2014 01:50 PM

    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...
  • G20 meet begins amid clamour for transparency in Fed tapering 22-02-2014 06:01 PM

    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...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 13-12-2013 07:38 AM

    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...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 10-12-2013 02:07 PM

    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...
  • Full text: Prime Minister's interview to 'Kompas' newspaper, Indonesia 11-10-2013 10:18 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is on a four-day 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...
  • For me to meet Nawaz Sharif, Islamabad has to act: Manmohan Singh 07-09-2013 07:41 PM

    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...
  • Rahul an ideal choice for PM, will be happy to work under him: PM 07-09-2013 06:26 PM

    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 07-09-2013 12:37 PM

    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...
  • Where G20 members stand on US military action against Syria 07-09-2013 11:31 AM

    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...
  • Key quotes from G20 summit 07-09-2013 10:58 AM

    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...
  • Watch: Russia, US war of words on Syrian crisis at G20 summit 07-09-2013 10:01 AM

    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 07-09-2013 08:03 AM

    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...
  • World View: Barack Obama pitches for Syria attack plan in G20 summit 06-09-2013 11:00 PM

    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 06-09-2013 08:44 PM

    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...
  • Obama, Hollande pledge political solution in Syria 06-09-2013 08:22 PM

    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...
  • Raghuram effect: Rupee rises 77 paise, ends at 65.24 vs dollar 06-09-2013 06:50 PM

    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...
  • Russia sends another navy ship towards Syria 06-09-2013 06:10 PM

    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...
  • India has adequate forex reserves, says Montek Singh Ahluwalia 06-09-2013 05:45 PM

    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...
  • Manmohan Singh tells G20 not to restrict movement of labour 06-09-2013 05:16 PM

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday the movement of labour should be free across nations without restrictions as it can otherwise stifle growth. In a short intervention at the second working session of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, the Prime Minister also emphasised on skill development in...
  • India against US military strike on Syria without UN backing: PM 06-09-2013 12:59 PM

    In an implied rejection of US position on Syria, India says action on the West Asian country must not only be taken after conclusive proof from neutral inspectors on the use of chemicals weapons by the Bashar al-Assad regime, but should also be under the auspices of the United Nations....
  • Threats of stimulus withdrawal hurting emerging economies: PM 05-09-2013 11:33 PM

    St. Petersburg:Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the threats of withdrawal of unconventional monetary policy by rich nations, such as fiscal stimulus, are hurting emerging economies hard, and the focus should on coordinated and orderly withdrawal. Addressing the first day of the two-day G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, the...
  • US one step closer to striking Syria, Obama to lobby for support at G20 05-09-2013 10:56 AM

    The US is one step closer to strike Syria as the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee has approved a resolution authorising limited military intervention for 60 days, ruling out ground attacks. The resolution will be debated on Monday. Meanwhile US President Barack Obama will continue to lobby for the support at...
  • US resolution on Syria strike passes first hurdle 05-09-2013 09:50 AM

    US President Barack Obama's effort to win legislative backing for military strikes against Syria passed its first hurdle on Wednesday when a Senate committee voted in favour, but the narrow margin of victory showed the depth of US caution. In a possible sign of internal unrest in Syrian President Bashar...
  • Syria dispute set to overshadow G20 talks on economy 05-09-2013 09:23 AM

    A potential showdown over Syria between US President Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin could overshadow a meeting of world leaders on Thursday on how to revive the global economy. At a summit which Putin is hosting in a tsarist palace outside St. Petersburg, the Group of 20 developed and...
  • Barack Obama to meet Russian gay activists on G20 visit 05-09-2013 08:58 AM

    US President Barack Obama will meet with Russian gay rights activists in the course of his visit to Russia. The US leader, who called for equal rights for gays on the eve of his trip to Saint-Petersburg for the G20 summit, will meet with activists on Friday evening, said Igor...
  • Vladimir Putin warns West on Syria action 04-09-2013 08:33 PM

    President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia "doesn't exclude" supporting a UN resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that Damascus used poison gas on its own people. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press and Russia's state...
  • Manmohan Singh arrives in Russia for G20 Summit 04-09-2013 07:14 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in St.Petersburgon Wednesday to attend the eighth G20 Summit during which he is expected to push for a coordinated plan to avoid disruption in India and other developing economies by imminent phasing out of fiscal stimulus by the US. While the dispute between Russia and...
  • Russia will not extradite Snowden to US, says Putin 04-09-2013 04:19 PM

    President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will not extradite former US intelligence employee Edward Snowden back to the US as the two countries do not have an agreement on mutual extradition of criminals. "The problem is not that we defended Snowden. We are not defending him in any way," Putin...
  • Full text: PM's statement ahead of G20 Summit 04-09-2013 10:49 AM

    Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement prior to his departure for St Petersburg in Russia: "I leave today for St Petersburg, Russia, to attend the 8th G20 Summit at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. The G20 has emerged as the premier international forum for discussing...