World economy

Trust and Leadership: G20 needs to step up its efforts

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We need responsive and responsible leaders.
We need responsive and responsible leaders.

Recent elections in both emerging and developed countries have shown that a growing proportion of our citizenry is discontent with the political establishment, as populist causes have gained support in many parts of the world. Trust in politicians and public institution is eroding. For too long, we have ignored these trends.

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The economic consequences of Mr Trump

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Impact on global trade balance

Ninety-two years ago, John Maynard Keynes wrote his famous essay The Economic Consequences of Mr Churchill. Economists today are going through a similar process for Mr Trump. Indeed the critical questions for the G20 this year are what the consequences will be of Mr Trump’s policies for the G20’s macroeconomic agenda, and what can the G20 do to address them.

 

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Global trade and investments at the receiving end

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Anti-trade politics amongst trading nations

The Think20 must think of appropriate policy responses to anti-trade populism which could undermine global economic Revival.

 

 

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The T20 outlines a vision for an inclusive and cohesive G20 agenda

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First day of the kick-off conference

What is the best way forward for the G20 to promote a sustainable and inclusive vision for the world? At the beginning of Germany’s G20 Presidency, the T20 addressed this challenge at its own launch event in Berlin over December 1-2. In a difficult global political and economic setting, discussions focused on how to make the G20 more relevant and responsive to the lives and needs of people.
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The BRICS grouping in the G20: A Hedging Strategy

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Can BRICS speak with one voice?

In the Delhi Action Plan, devised at the 4th BRICS Summit in March 2012 in India, the BRICS members committed themselves to coordinating their positions at G20 Summits. What has been the role of the 5 BRICS countries in the context of the G20 since then?

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