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Last Updated: Friday, April 24, 2009 12:51 PM

G20 Newslinks 22-23 April, 2009

23 April, 2009

Rudd says global stimulus, G20 agreement taking effect
Business Spectator – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The G20 agreement – whereby member governments committed $5 trillion in spending to combat the downturn – was an important step in arresting the global …
www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Rudd-says-global
-stimulus-G20-agreement-taking-eff-pd20090424-RE7A2?
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G7 touts economic hope
Reuters UK – UK
The message from officials of the Group of Seven nations and the larger G20 club of advanced and emerging economies is likely to be at least somewhat…
uk.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUKTRE53N0YX20090424

G20 meet to ‘follow-up’ on London summit
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,Australia
By contrast, Geithner spoke several times about the G20, a relatively new grouping, created 10 years ago, that includes the G7, the European Union,…
news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/g20-meet-to-
followup-on-london-summit-20090424-ahgf.html

Dollar, Yen And Risk Appetite Await G20 Meeting And US GDP
Daily FX – New York,NY,USA
The DailyFX Volatility Index measures the general level of volatility in the currency market. The index is a composite of the implied volatility in options …
www.dailyfx.com/story/bio1/Dollar__Yen_And
_Risk_Appetite_1240536010598.html

US Treasury’s Geithner says downturn may be easing
Reuters – USA
“The G20 nations must follow through on their commitment to deliver the fiscal, monetary and financial policies necessary to restore growth,” he wrote. …
uk.reuters.com/article/UKNews1/idUKTRE53N02O20090424

What’s hot and not at Washington G7/G20
guardian.co.uk – UK
The G7 and G20 meetings take place before weekend meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Focus very much on what the United States in …
www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/8470222

G-20 Warned on Restricting Trade
Wall Street Journal – USA
Since the G-20 summit earlier this month, nine countries have either taken or considered 23 restrictive trade measures, he said at a briefing ahead of the …
online.wsj.com/article/SB124051181634748949.html

Fix financial systems or prolong recession, says World Bank chief
guardian.co.uk – UK
Speaking in Washington on the eve of the IMF’s spring meetings, Strauss-Kahn said leaders at the G20 London summit had promised to clean up their banks; …
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/apr/23/
world-bank-warns-prolonged-recession

Global finance officials pledge new resources
The Associated Press
The G-20 leaders pledged to boost support for the IMF, the World Bank and other international lending organizations by $1.1 trillion. …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gh
2FfqNPT_MJt5nCsGIyMWlpTMDwD97OAHB82

Nine G20 members restricting trade – Zoellick
Reuters – USA
“Since the G20 meeting less than 3 weeks ago, nine G20 countries have taken or are considering 23 measures that restrict trade at the expense of other…
uk.reuters.com/article/UKNews1/idUKTRE53M4FS20090423

Finance ministers take stock of global economy, G20 summit …
By Manish Sood
Finance ministers take stock of global economy, G20 summit Washington– Less than one month after London’s G20 summit aimed to pull the world out of recession, the world’s top finance ministers descended on the US capital Friday to …
topnews.us/content/24966-finance-ministers-
take-stock-global-economy-g20-summit

G-20: HALF IGNORE PLEDGE TO AVOID PROTECTIONISM! “ JUAN CARLOS …
By juancarlosnavanava
Industrial production is collapsing faster than during the Great Depression. Social and political devastation will not be far behind unless the G20 can heal global divisions writes Ambrose EvansPritchard. …
juancarlosnavanava.com/2009/04/23/g-20-
half-ignore-pledge-to-avoid-protectionism/

What’s hot and not at Washington G7/G20
By Calendar News
Forex News – rated by the Forex Factory community, submitted by Forex news providers and forex analysts across the globe.
www.forexfactory.com/news.php?do=news&id=165203

As world trade retreats, countries weigh up trade policy options
By User not found.
As the Group of 20 (G20) summit – planning the recovery from the global economic meltdown – drew to a close in London, the world’s economic elite made a commitment to promote global trade and investment and reject protectionism. …
www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/trade-cover-2009-04-24

22 April, 2009

Geithner urges global effort to tamp crisis
Kyiv Post – Kyiv,Ukraine
Geithner will repeat the message on Friday when he hosts a meeting of G20 officials after a regular gathering of finance ministers and central bankers from …
www.kyivpost.com/world/40083

New Video of Man Who Died at G-20 Protest
New York Times – United States
By Robert Mackey In Britain, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, or IPCC, which is investigating the death of a man during a protest against the …
thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/
g-20-investigation-meets-blow-up/?hp

Obama has not asked for IMF monies: Top lawmaker
AFP
“But, you know, if he’s requesting that, I think that he’ll make it clear that he is requesting consistent with his commitment at the G20, such sum,” said …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5g7aS0xwRp1d7cP6DUaL3NU246W5Q

Geithner urges better global cooperation
CNNMoney.com – USA
G-20 members agreed earlier this month to impose tighter regulation of the global financial system at the conclusion of a summit in London. …
money.cnn.com/2009/04/22/news/economy/Geithner_economic_club/

Netherlands: United States pleased with Dutch contribution to G20
ISRIA (subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
The United States welcomes the Dutch government’s opposition to protectionism at the G20, said US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton following a …
www.isria.info/en/21_April_2009_73.htm

IMF Enters Spring Meetings Full of G20 Cash
Voice of America – USA
And now they’re going to be up to a trillion, if they get all the money the G20 was talking about. So it’s a huge change.” The IMF has been criticized for …
www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2009-04-22-voa41.cfm

G7 may say global economy not out of trouble-Canada
guardian.co.uk – UK
The G7 and G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs will gather in Washington this week for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and …
www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/8468194

Inter-agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics launches G …
Edubourse.com (Communiqué de presse) – Brie Comte Robert,France… covering economic and financial data of the Group of Twenty industrialised and emerging market economies (G-20) – including data for the euro area. …
www.edubourse.com/finance/actualites.php?actu=52844

Canada To Urge G7 To Get Stimulus Money Out Fast
Wall Street Journal – USA
OTTAWA (Dow Jones)—Canada’s message at meetings of G7 and G20 finance ministers and central bank governors this weekend is for countries to get fiscal …
online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090422-712288.html

Geithner: We’re on right track to end crisis
MarketWatch – USA
It is important that the G20 doesn’t take its foot off the gas at the first signs of recovery, he said. While nations around the world face different…
www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Geithner-Were-right-track
-end/story.aspx?guid=%7B17E31831-C3FE-43BC-974F-3A6E67
08A1B8%7D

Birmingham Post – News – Politics News – Budget 2009 – Alistair …
“And it builds on the outcome of the G20 Summit in London this month, when the world’s leading economies came together to agree unprecedented co-ordinated action to speed global recovery.” Mr Darling predicted the economy would start …
www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2009/04/22/budge
t-2009-alistair-darling-s-speech-to-the-commons-65233-23446520/

BBC NEWS | NEWSNIGHT | Idle Scrawl: Paul Mason’s blog | How the …
By Paul Mason (BBC News)
At G20, it was agreed that the IMF (and similar acronyms) will rule the world. How many of the people who work there will be ex-Wall St and the City? Please tell us who has been paid all these billions so far – and what are they doing …
www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/paulmason/2009/
04/how_the_imf_withdrew_its_shock.html

Paul Stephenson defends “overwhelming majority” of G20 police | UK …
By Dave Hill
Scotland Yard chief Sir Paul Stephenson today defended the actions of the“overwhelming majority” of his officers in policing the G20 protests. But he also warned that the use of “excessive force” in public order policing events would …
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/davehillblog/2009/apr/22/boris-j
ohnson-paul-stephenson-g20-police-assault-ian-tomlinson

UK’s Annual Budget: Deficit Will Likely Be The Highest Among G20 …
UK’s Annual Budget: Deficit Will Likely Be The Highest Among G20 In the annual budget presentation, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling forecasts that, in order to revive the nation’s economy, the government will spend …
www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-reports/uk’s-annual-
budget:-deficit-will-likely-be-the-highest-among-g20-2009042285589/

Canada Will Push for Stricter Regulation and More Fiscal Spending …
(CEP News) – Canada’s financial system is going to set the example for
other countries at the upcoming G7/G20 meeting in Washington, DC on Friday,
and officials will continue to push countries to expand fiscal spending
plans, …
www.economicnews.ca/cepnews/wire/article/292570

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