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G20 finance chiefs meet -- and fail to agree on the policy menu

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For the last five years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has consistently been revising downwards its forecasts of world economic growth.

In a slowing global economy, eyes turned to Shanghai where the Group of 20 (G20) finance ministers and central bankers sat down February 26-27 to assess the worsening outlook, and agree on what to do together.

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Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation

January 25, 2016
| The Canadian government says its aid helps Africa to increase food security and stimulate economic growth. In his new book, Yves Engler argues that this is largely public relations spin.
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As negotiations continue for Greece: why you need to understand the Delphi Declaration

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This piece was originally published at counterpunch.org and is reprinted here with permission.

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| June 9, 2015

Syriza is facing down resistance

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The Syriza government faces great adversity of a European and Greek economic, political and technocratic machinery that is firmly in the hands of a powerful establishment.

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March 30, 2015 |
The IMF makes it clear that inequality can hurt society by allowing the wealthy to manipulate the economic and political systems in their favour, and this is where government action is required.
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Off with their heads! Exposing the new feudalism

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Editor's note: This piece contains explicit descriptions which may be upsetting for some readers.

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Left-wing victory in Greece big shake-up for Eurozone

February 11, 2015
| For the past five years, Greece has been subject to a harsh austerity program with devastating effects on the economy. In January, voters decisively rejected austerity in snap elections.
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The new Greek government pushes back against austerity

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On January 26, a political earthquake brought the left-wing Syriza party to power in Greece with a sweeping mandate to end the six-year nightmare of economic austerity imposed by the European establishment.

Since the 2008 global financial crisis, the so-called German-backed troika -- the European Central Bank, the European Commission and International Monetary Fund -- forced Greece into accepting $275 billion in bailout loans conditional on harsh restructuring measures.

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