Second, the G-20
members strengthened their commitments in the area of currency policy, pledging to refrain from competitive devaluations, not to target exchange rates for competitive purposes, and to consult closely on exchange markets.
Many of the debates at the Antalya G-20
summit involved the topics of lifting barriers that block the transfer of technology and accessing finance as well as economic inequality, refugees, developing countries and problems facing the poor.
By promoting sound macroeconomic and fiscal policies and implementing solid, structural reforms, we have made significant progress toward our objective of expanding the G-20
's collective GDP by 2.1 per cent by 2018.
The announcement by G-20
leaders in Brisbane has put the G-20
at the forefront of global energy governance reform.
Transparency International, two Nobel Laureates, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Tawakkol Karman, plus 22 leaders of civil society representing every continent published an open letter to G-20
leaders this week calling on them to take concrete actions to stop corruption and make the global system more transparent.
aim to lift global growth over the next five years by more than $2 trillion, creating tens of millions of new jobs across the globe.
Australia holds the rotating presidency of the G-20
in 2014 and thus sets the G-20
agenda for the year.
"Application of force to a sovereign state is possible only in case self-defense is involved, but Syria does not threaten the United States," Putin told a press conference after the G-20
summit held in the old Russian imperial capital.
But the G-20
factor alone was insufficient to push the dollar to break the 100 yen threshold, dealers said.
The number of protectionist measures put in place by G-20
countries has increased since last October and now affects nearly 4 percent of trade among the group's members, says a report by the WTO, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and U.N.