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G20 Should Strengthen Climate Protection

Green Energy © mustafa deliormanli - iStockphotoThe G20 should strengthen its commitment for climate protection and take the lead in implementing the Paris Agreement. This is requested by members of the G20 engagement groups Business 20, Civil 20 and Think 20 in a joint statement. The six signatories include the co-chairs of the T20 Task Force “Climate Policy and Finance”, Céline Bak, Amar Bhattacharya and Ottmar Edenhofer, and the CEO of BASF, Kurt Bock.
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Winners of Global Economy Prize Announced

medaille_wwp.jpgThe winners of the Global Economy Prize 2017 have been confirmed. Honored as pioneers of a cosmopolitan, economically liberal, and public-spirited society, this year's laureates are Horst Köhler, former Federal President of Germany, Brunello Cucinelli, Italien fashion designer, Arundhati Bhattacharya, Indian banker and Assar Lindbeck, Swedish economist. Read more...


Economic Outlook: Broad-based Expansion in Germany

Crane lifting bis container in yard © bugphai – iStockphotoAs it enters its fifth year, Germany's recovery remains robust. Various early indicators are trending clearly upward, and industrial order books are full. GDP growth in 2017 is likely to be 1.7 percent, before rising to 2.0 percent in 2018. Growth is no longer being driven solely by consumer spending. Inflation is ex-pected to reach 1.8 percent this year. Read more...


E-Journal Economics Focuses on UN Development Goals

Economics_Logo_RGB.jpgHow are the interlinkages of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how can policies be implemented towards attaining the SDGs? This is one of several special issues that are coming up in the course of the anniversary year of the E-Journal Economics. In March 2017 the journal celebrates its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion the journal's website has been relaunched to improve readability and make it easier to access. Homepage E-Journal Economics


T20 Africa conference: communiqué issued

Boote an der Küste von Cape Küste, Ghana © nicolasdecorte – iStockphotoFor the first time since the establishment of the Think20 process, Think Tanks, NGOs and government officials from across Africa have met with T20 Think Tanks to discuss the G20 agenda and potential op-portunities for Africa – G20 cooperation. Also German government officials joint the conference. A com-muniqué entitled “Africa and the G20: Building alliances for sustainable development” was issued. Read Communique


Europe´s Economy on a Solid Growth Path

LKW mit Container im Hamburger Hafen © thomaslerchphoto - Fotolia.comTen of the most respected economic forecasting and research institutes in Europe, including the Kiel Institute, see Europe´s economy on a solid growth path. According to a joint forecast, gross domestic product in the euro area should continue to grow moderately in the coming two years and unemployment will fall. Inflation should remain at 1.4 per cent, well below the target value of the European Central Bank. In a detailed analysis of the Brexit, the institutes consider significant possible consequences in the long run. Read more...


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