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<p>Western governments are trying to send a message: &quot;The world needs a new framework for strong and balanced global growth.&quot; But for Beijing, &quot;balance&quot; is really code for &quot;paying down the US trade deficit&quot;.</p>
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Last Modified: 11 Oct 2009 08:05

<p>The&nbsp;IMF had its yearly meeting in Istanbul, and rich countries have agreed to shift 5% of their votes to emerging economies such as China and Brazil. But will&nbsp; will giving developing countries more of say in how the IMF works really change anything? </p>

Last Modified: 10 Oct 2009 15:03

<p>There was a time meetings of any G number - 7, 8, 10, 20 - would put many business reporters to sleep. But now the significance of this body can not be lost on anyone, the world needs a coordinated effort to make any economic recovery sustainable.</p>

Last Modified: 24 Sep 2009 12:11

<p>It&rsquo;s a clich&eacute; from the best and worst of Hollywood movies. But it appears to be all the rage in investment circles. The next big idea: buying into China&rsquo;s automakers.</p>

Last Modified: 23 Sep 2009 11:15

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