G20 watch

LATEST: Strong competition from Argentina is expected to limit U.S. soybean oil export volume and reduce export value.
LATEST: Australia will see a return to its long-term average productivity growth of 1.7% by 2020.
LATEST: Brazil could face protests in the run up to the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
LATEST: Millennials are projected to spend about half what all adults in the US and Canada spend ($50) on live sporting events.
LATEST: There's a real opportunity for China to emerge as a partner of choice all over the world.
LATEST: The European Central Bank president's hint that policy makers will bolster stimulus on March 10 raises the prospect of the Governing Council delivering another expansion to its 1.5 trillion-eur...
LATEST: Companies will continue investing in emerging biological drug production markets such as the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries, South Korea and Singapore.
LATEST: OECD simulation models show that individual prevention programmes could avert up to 45,400 deaths from chronic diseases and injuries due to harmful alcohol use in Germany every year.
LATEST: The strongest growth seen in ASEAN (up 7.8% a year) & India (up 4.1% per annum).
LATEST: The production of solid palm oil biomass from Malaysia is expected to touch 100 million dry metric tonnes (MT) per annum by 2020.
LATEST: There is a real risk of funding crises in Spain and Italy.
LATEST: China has reduced the wealth deficit with Japan from USD 14.7 trillion in 2000 to usD 1.7 trillion in 2014 and is predicted to become the world's second wealthiest economy by 2019.
LATEST: Mexico's blackberry and raspberry producers hope that the China market will make up around 20 percent of their exports in the future.
LATEST: The risk of layoffs in Russia today is hanging over about 500,000 people.
LATEST: A combination of exhaustion and depleting oil revenue will eventually force Saudi Arabia and Iran to seriously negotiate.
LATEST: Saudi Arabia and South Africa-which do not grow rice-are expected to show strong consumption growth over the next decade.
LATEST: The United States and South Korea will reportedly practice preemptive military strikes to take out North Korean nuclear sites next month when they begin the largest joint exercises ever conducted b...
LATEST: Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey are expected to invest US$25.2bn over the next 10 years in smart grid infrastructure.
UK
LATEST: There will now begin the massive task of unstitching the UK from more than 40 years of EU law.
USA
LATEST: Demand for natural resources, immigration, and a growing trade in skills and education services now tie Australia closely to China, India and the rest of Asia's emergent forces.

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