G20 summit

Geithner vows not to devalue US dollar, easing fears of 'currency war' (+ analysis); Over a million join protests against French pension cuts as fuel shortages bite; China increases interest rates due to real estate fears; US pressures Turkey on Iran sanctions; and more

Top of the Agenda: Geithner Vows against Dollar Devaluation

The rest of the world is about to start reining in all those stimulus packages that took the edges off the recession. That could be really good for New Zealand, or really, really bad

If you only caught the headlines from the weekend's G20 summit, you could be excused for thinking all is coming right with the global eocnomy.

G20 fails to settle on plans for bank regulation (+ analysis); Obama urges continued spending while summit leaders vow to cut deficits; South Korea promised US FTA by November; Germany comes under pressure to start buying; and more

Top of the Agenda: G20 Postpones Bank Regulations, Cuts Deficits

General McChrystal apologises for criticism of Obama administration, flies to Washington (+ analysis); Kyrgyz refugees return home in tears; Obama wary of too much austerity as G20 frets about debt; Japan wary of Chinese growth; and more

Top of the Agenda: McChrystal Apologizes, Goes to Washington

Global markets tumble as G20 dithers and Hungary threatens debt default (+ analysis); Israel rejects Sir Geoffrey Palmer's flotilla inquiry; North Korea reshuffles officials preparing for succession; Germany cuts welfare, jobs and increases taxes; and more

Top of the Agenda: Global Markets Fall on EU, US Worries