The principal founder of the WTO-based global trading order, the United States, appears hell bent on tearing it down by flouting its rules and undermining its core institution — the appellate board at the heart of its dispute settlement process.
The recent G20 energy and environment ministers meeting in Osaka delivered an “implementation framework” for reducing the rapidly increasing levels of plastic waste choking the world’s seas and oceans.
The greatest significance of this treaty was to change the status of US military from an occupying force to a legitimate one. However, no US obligations to protect Japan were stipulated, which paved the way for subsequent revision of the treaty.
OPEC agrees to extend by nine months daily oil output cuts aimed at supporting prices and soaking up excess supplies.
China and the United States agreed on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, to restart economic and trade consultations on the basis of equality and mutual respect, after trade frictions since last year.
Cambodia welcomes the results of the recent G20 summit in Japan.
The Osaka G20 summit may yet be remembered in history as the moment the global rules based order was lost.
Trump renews his criticism of the US-Japan security alliance.
The G20 summit in Osaka, Japan is bringing together all the contradictions of an interconnected but highly fragmented world.
China confirmed that Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend an informal meeting with leaders from Russia and India on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
A rap-style music video to promote the Osaka G20 leaders’ summit to be held on 28–29 June contains the lyrics “Let’s talk! Let’s dance! Here is Osaka wonderful city! Let’s conversation! Hard communication! Come on!”.
G20 host Japan hopes world leaders will endorse a deal on marine plastic waste and find common ground on climate change, but its own environmental record is under increasing scrutiny.
Prayut Chan-o-cha reaffirms Thailand’s and Asean’s support of free trading.
The US–China trade war has significantly degraded the rules-based trading regime. The upcoming Osaka G20 summit over 28–29 June could send the global trade system either into intensive care or to the coroner.
G20 leaders have a lot of their plate when they meet from Friday in Osaka.
The meeting between the US and Chinese presidents — assuming it happens — will likely draw as much attention as the discussions around the table.
A faulty diagnosis leads to the wrong remedy. The Trump administration is trying to bring back US jobs by making imports more expensive through tariffs. But protectionism cannot compensate for the effects of automation.
Trump and Xi Jinping agree to meet at the G20 summit in Japan next week.
International summits are really two parallel events: formal proceedings in a conference room and a whirl of bilateral meetings outside. So it will be with the G20 economic leaders’ summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28–29.
Trade tensions pose a risk for the global economy: financial policymakers.
PRASAC, a leading financial institution in Cambodia, becomes the newest member of the SME Finance Forum.
Abe says he will seek to use his chairmanship of the G20 to rebuild trust.
The 2018 G20 Summit in Buenos Aires offered Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi another international occasion to bolster his political standing at home.
Chinese tech giant Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested by Canada at the request of the US on December 1, the day Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina.
Leaders of the world’s top economies have agreed on a joint statement after marathon talks and staunch resistance from the United States. The G20 has long been in trouble.
China is hoping for “positive results” in resolving a trade dispute with the US.
European auto stocks extended losses after a report that Trump could impose tariffs.
Bin Salman arrives in Tunisia for a brief state visit as part of an Arab-Maghreb tour.
US President Donald Trump is no fan of the G20. His extreme views and unreasonable demands mean G20 meetings have quickly become the ‘G19 versus one’.
The US and China have what may be their last chance to broker a trade war ceasefire.