SHANGHAI/TOKYO China dodged criticism of its economic management at a G20 meeting it hosted on the weekend, even winning plaudits for yuan transparency, much to the frustration of Japanese officials who are calling for more reforms from Beijing.
LONDON World shares held near nine-month highs on Monday after G20 finance chiefs said over the weekend they would use "all policy tools" to lift global growth.
MADRID Spain's economy may grow around 2.9 percent in 2016, up from the current official target of 2.7 percent, although 2017 could come under pressure due to lower global growth, acting Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said on Sunday.
CHENGDU, China Britain's new finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure from his peers from around the world, said on Sunday there could be more clarity later this year on how the country will exit the European Union.
CHENGDU, China The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism. | Video
CHENGDU, China Global finance officials, jolted by growing anti-trade and economic nationalism movements behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, are intensifying pledges for more "inclusive" growth.
CHENGDU, China Turkey wanted the final communique of the world's financial leaders meeting in China this weekend to include an endorsement of the current government after the failed coup attempt last week, but did not succeed, G20 officials said.
CHENGDU, China Chinese finance minister Lou Jiwei said China should rely on reform, not fiscal spending, to address structural issues, and added that the country's high savings rate and other conditions allows it to sustain investment growth.
CHENGDU, China Structural reforms are important to bolster economic growth and share the benefits broadly, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said on Sunday after a meeting of G20 ministers.
CHENGDU, China Policymakers from the Group of 20 economies agreed conversations on Britain's exit from the European Union should start as soon as possible to get a clearer long-term perspective and lessen uncertainty, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said.