Posts Tagged ‘G20

12
Oct
09

Has China become the world’s best problem-solver ?

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame.”The Chinese bring what Africa needs: investment and money for governments and companies, -China is investing in infrastructure and building roads”

china weddingThe “west” gets  short shrift from the Rwandan leader in an article with a German newspaper..

“Western firms have to a large extent polluted Africa and they are still doing it”

and he claims that European and American investment is inextricably linked with aid.

His words come a few days after China won praise for it’s talks with North Korea to bring them back to the negotiating table. Continue reading ‘Has China become the world’s best problem-solver ?’

25
Sep
09

On air: Does the G20 have the answers and the actions?

med In London they gave the IMF more money, now in Pittsburgh they’re giving more countries an influence over what it does. Add to that the confirmation that the G20 will replace the G8 as the lead body co-ordinating the world economy and that power shift we talked about on Wednesday seems to underway. Continue reading ‘On air: Does the G20 have the answers and the actions?’

24
Sep
09

G20-20 vision ?

g20 prepThe Group of Twenty are meeting  in Pittsburgh to deal with the world financial crisis, and hopefully lead us all out of the recession.

Here’s how they’ve been getting on with the pledges they made at the last summit, in London 5 months ago.pittsburgh welcome 

President Obama calls this summit a “check-up”.

Here’s a country-by-country guide to the challenges each of the delegates are facing at home.

So what can we expect this time ?
Continue reading ‘G20-20 vision ?’

08
Apr
09

On air: Have you lost the argument if protests turn violent?

police-attack-at-g20“If I’m surrounded by police, then I shouldn’t be there”.
This was posted on our blog last night by Mark, a British soldier, after a video emerged of an apparently unprovoked attack by riot police on a man at last week’s G20 protests. The man now died and there are calls for an inquiry into the police’s actions. (Read Mark’s full post here) It comes after a very busy 24 hours for riot police across the globe. Continue reading ‘On air: Have you lost the argument if protests turn violent?’

02
Apr
09

Talking Points for 2 April

_45625936_sarkozy_pa_i466Many world leaders are arriving for the actual G20 summit in London… But with France threatening to walk out unless tough financial regulation is agreed by everyone, do you agree with Sarkozy?

Is this the end for Anglo-Saxon capitalism? Have a read of Paul Mason’s blog here.

Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 2 April’




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