MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Group of 20 nations pledged on Saturday to put growth before austerity, seeking to revive a global economy that “remains too weak” and adjusting stimulus policies with care so that recovery is not derailed by volatile financial markets.
Finance ministers and central bankers signed off on a communiqué that acknowledged the benefits of expansive policies in the United States and Japan but highlighted the recession in the euro zone and a slowdown in emerging markets.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Group of 20 nations, wary of renewed market volatility, pledged on Friday to shift policy carefully and communicate clearly as they seek to navigate a path to recovery.
A final draft communique prepared for G20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting in Moscow said an action plan to boost jobs and growth, while rebalancing global demand and debt, would be readied for their leaders in September.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Group of 20 nations, wary of renewed market volatility, stressed the need on Friday to shift policy carefully and communicate clearly as they seek to chart a course to recovery.
A draft communique prepared for G20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting in Moscow said an action plan would be readied for their leaders in September to boost jobs and growth, continue monetary policy support and increase domestic demand where appropriate.
MOSCOW, July 19 (Reuters) – The world’s economic crisis
response team grappled on Friday with the prospect of more
market volatility resulting from powerhouses the United States,
China and Japan charting a course towards recovery.
Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20
nations, gathered in Moscow, were expected to call for greater
clarity in policy ‘messaging’ after signals of a withdrawal of
U.S. monetary stimulus caused a global sell-off in stocks and
bonds, and a flight to the dollar.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Group of 20 nations backed a tax plan on Friday that takes aim at the loopholes used by multinational firms and responds to anger among voters hit with higher tax bills to cover soaring national debts.
Finance ministers and central bankers gathering in Moscow were otherwise focused on charting a course towards global economic recovery, and seeking to calm financial markets worried about the impact of stimulus programs.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe will call on Japan and the United States to cut government debt to spur global growth and be mindful of their central banks’ policy on the rest of the world, a European Union document showed.
Finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s 20 biggest developing and developed economies (G20) are meeting on Friday and Saturday in Moscow to discuss ways to boost global economic growth and make it sustainable.
BRUSSELS, June 28 (Reuters) – European Union leaders said on
Friday they want agreement by the end of the year on a way to
resolve failed banks at European rather than a national level,
signalling work should go on despite German objections ahead of
elections in September.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel cast doubt on whether that
timetable could be respected, saying the creation of a European
authority with such powers would require a change to the EU
treaty – a lengthy and politically risky process.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders confirmed on Friday they want agreement by the end of the year on a way to resolve failed banks at European rather than a national level, signaling work would go on despite elections in Germany in September.
EU finance ministers agreed on Thursday on an intermediate step towards what is known as banking union, which involves tighter oversight of Europe’s banks and coordinated resolution of any problems. Thursday’s agreement means investors and wealthy savers will share the costs of future bank failures.
BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – European Union leaders agreed
on Thursday to use the EU’s structural funds to boost lending to
companies in an effort to kick-start growth, mainly in
recession-blighted southern Europe.
Finance ministers will choose next month between three
options put forward by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and
the European Commission to generate between 55 and 100 billion
euros of new loans.
BRUSSELS/BERLIN June 25 (Reuters) – The European Investment
Bank and the European Commission are working on plans to
generate between 55 and 100 billion euros of new loans to
companies to try to kickstart growth in southern Europe, the
institutions’ said in a joint report.
European Union policymakers are desperate to ignite growth
in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Slovenia so they
can pay back their debts. It was high sovereign debt that
triggered the euro zone crisis more than three years ago.