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Extend, expand debt relief for poor countries, groups urge G20

International Chamber of Commerce and others say coronavirus is dealing a worse-than-expected blow to global economy.

Extend, expand debt relief for poor countries, groups urge G20

Opinion

Torture casts a shadow over the G20

Its proven practice of systematic torture should disqualify Saudi Arabia from holding the presidency of the G20.

Julia Legner

by Julia Legner

Julia Legner

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Help world's poorest nations or risk 'disorderly default': IMF

IMF chief says private creditors, and G20, need to provide debt relief to poor states hit by coronavirus wave.

Help world's poorest nations or risk 'disorderly default': IMF

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Debt relief blueprint for poor nations: Is it enough?

Proposal says relief could be granted on a case-by-case basis and voluntary basis rather than one-size-fits-all remedy.

Private creditors lay out debt relief plan for poorest countries

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Private creditors reject blanket debt relief for African nations

Private creditor group holds debt of African countries whose finances are buckling under the strain of coronavirus.

Private creditors reject blanket debt relief for African nations

Australia

Australia calls on G20 for end to 'wet' markets selling wildlife

Coronavirus is thought to have originated at a 'wet' market in Wuhan that was also selling illegal wildlife.

Australia calls on G20 for end to 'wet' markets selling wildlife

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'Lead by example': China urges debt suspension for poor nations

China tells World Bank its leadership role will be weakened if it fails to suspend debt servicing for poor countries.

'Lead by example': China urges debt suspension for poor nations

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Coronavirus: G20 suspends debt payments for poorest countries

Finance ministers of world's biggest economies to delay payments for poorest nations starting May 1 through year end.

Coronavirus: G20 suspends debt payments for poorest countries

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After OPEC+ pact, G20 nations try to nail broader oil deal

A broader agreement seeking a 15 percent drop in global crude production would still leave a severe supply overhang.

After OPEC+ pact, G20 nations try to nail broader oil deal

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G20 pledges $5 trillion to defend global economy against COVID-19

In a show of crisis unity, leaders commit to implement and fund all health measures needed to stop the virus's spread.

G20 pledges $5 trillion to defend global economy against COVID-19

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Virus plunging economy into worst downturn since 2009, OECD warns

Ringing recession alarm, OECD urges coronavirus affected countries to take necessary measures 'as quickly as possible'.

Virus plunging economy into worst downturn since 2009, OECD warns

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia takes over G20 presidency from Japan

G20 presidency will see it host world leaders for global summit next year in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia takes over G20 presidency from Japan

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No Shanghai deal: US & China end trade talks with scant progress

Officials will meet in September to resume talks aimed at ending the more-than-year-old trade war.

No Shanghai deal: US & China end trade talks with scant progress

Inside Story

Is the G20 a platform for cooperation or division?

Japan's prime minister says a consensus has been reached on some issues at the G20 summit in Osaka.

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Trade war escalation averted as US-China agree to resume talks

Despite a reprieve for Beijing in the US-China trade war, analysts say much more work needs to be done.

Trade war escalation averted as US-China agree to resume talks