Das sinking sound

February 13, 2009

Europe’s leaders can no longer rely on the argument that German resilience will cushion the blow to the continent from the worst global recession in just about anyone’s living memory.

No time to wait

November 5, 2008

Simon Johnson is a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and is currently a professor at MIT and a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Reuters is not responsible for this content and any views expressed are the author’s alone.

Seven is enough

October 12, 2008

John Taylor, former Treasury Undersecretary of International Affairs in the Bush administration, says more countries need to be involved in decision making about the financial system, but “we already have the G20,” referring to the Group of Twenty leading economies.

Meyer: markets likely disappointed

October 11, 2008

Former Fed Governor Laurence H. Meyer says the Group of Seven will likely be forced to issue a stronger statement than the “plan of action” released Friday night.

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

October 10, 2008

The table is set for the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in the U.S. Treasury’s marbled and gilded Cash Room.