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Global economy, taxes to dominate Washington's G20 agenda - Russia


MOSCOW International tax cooperation will be in focus alongside the global economy a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of 20 developed and developing nations in Washington next month, Russia's top financial diplomat said on Friday.

Bank of England's Carney calls for progress on green bonds

BERLIN Bank of England Governor Mark Carney called for faster development of green bond markets to reduce climate change risks for the world economy and urged Germany to use its presidency of the Group of 20 economies in 2017 to make progress.

UK, Business, 22 Sep 2016

BoE paper says system-wide stress-testing would bring benefits

LONDON Extending bank stress testing to the wider financial system could be the next step by regulators to root out weaknesses that undermine stability, a Bank of England paper said on Wednesday.

Business, UK, 21 Sep 2016

Developers pay high prices for land in China's Hangzhou despite curbs

BEIJING Property developers bid aggressively at a land auction in China's eastern city of Hangzhou on Tuesday, undeterred by the city's move just two days earlier to restrict home purchases to cool price rises, the National Business Daily reported.

Business, 21 Sep 2016

Between reckless ally and old rival, China in a bind over North Korea

BEIJING/UNITED NATIONS China is in a bind over what to do about North Korea's stepped-up nuclear and missile tests, even though it is annoyed with its ally and has started talks with other U.N. Security Council members on a new sanctions resolution against Pyongyang.

16 Sep 2016

China's economy perks up in August, thanks to housing boom, government spending

BEIJING China's factory output and retail sales grew faster than expected in August as a strong housing market and a government infrastructure spending spree underpinned growth in the world's second-largest economy. | Video

Business, 13 Sep 2016

Turkey formally requests U.S. arrest of cleric Gulen over coup plot - NTV

ISTANBUL Turkey has made a formal request to the United States for the arrest of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen on charges of orchestrating an attempted military coup on July 15, Turkish broadcaster NTV said on Tuesday. | Video

World, 13 Sep 2016

Bulgaria might nominate EU Commissioner Georgieva for top U.N. job

SOFIA/BRUSSELS Bulgaria is considering nominating Kristalina Georgieva, the EU commissioner now in charge of sorting out the bloc's budget in the face of Britain's planned departure, for the U.N. Secretary-General job.

World, 11 Sep 2016

South Korea says North's nuclear capability 'speeding up', calls for action

SEOUL South Korea said on Saturday that North Korea's nuclear capability is expanding fast, echoing alarm around the world over the isolated state's fifth and biggest nuclear test, carried out in defiance of U.N. sanctions. | Video

World, 11 Sep 2016

China slams North Korea's nuclear test but unlikely to do much

BEIJING China criticised North Korea's nuclear test on Friday but Beijing is unlikely to follow up with strong action because its influence is limited and it believes the United States and South Korea share responsibility for growing tensions in the region.

World, 09 Sep 2016



Global GDP comparison

A graphical look at the world's top economies by size and per-capita production.  Interactive