Jan Strupczewski

Britain and EU to try to rescue post-Brexit trade talks

19 Oct 2020

* Negotiators to speak by phone after in-person meeting scrapped

G20 pledges to do 'whatever it takes' to support global economy

15 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/BERLIN/WASHINGTON Financial leaders from the Group of 20 major economies on Wednesday underscored the urgent need to bring the spread of the coronavirus pandemic under control, and vowed to "do whatever it takes" to support the global economy and financial stability.

G20 to extend debt freeze for poorest nations, still wrangling over next steps

14 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON/LONDON The G20 group of major economies is poised to extend a multi-billion-dollar debt freeze for the world's poorest countries to help them weather the coronavirus crisis, and may adopt a common approach to dealing with longer-term debt restructurings.

Global economy's recovery hinges on stimulus, virus battle, officials say

14 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS Global finance leaders on Tuesday said the world economy had escaped a coronavirus-triggered collapse so far, but warned that failure to conquer the pandemic, maintain stimulus and tackle mounting debt among poor nations could crush a fragile recovery.

G7 officials vow to fight ransomware attacks; say stablecoin needs regulation

13 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS Financial leaders of the world's seven biggest economies on Tuesday vowed to fight rising ransomware attacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and said no stablecoin operation should start until it is properly regulated.

Facebook's Libra must not start until properly regulated - G7 draft

12 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Financial leaders of the world's seven biggest economies will say on Tuesday that they oppose the launch of Facebook's Libra stablecoin until it is properly regulated, a draft G7 statement showed.

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