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WTO Ministerial Conference Delivers only Mincing Steps Forward

The World Trade Organization remains the backbone of the global trading system, although even modest...

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11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) - B20 Recommendations for a Modern WTO

The 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (MC11) from 10th to 13th December 2017 in...

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Ministerial Meeting of the “Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity”

The "Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity" will be meeting at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs...

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B20 Handover - Passing on the B20 Presidency to Argentina

“We can be proud of what we all have accomplished as B20 Germany together. We wish B20 Argentina all the...

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B20 Press Release on the Handover of the B20 Presidency

German business hands over the leadership of the international business community representation of the G20...

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Voices of B20 from Berlin to Buenos Aires - B20 Handover

With the German B20 Presidency coming to an end, we asked our B20 Germany Taskforce Chairs to share their...

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B20 Germany Update

With B20 Germany officially handing over the Presidency to Argentina on November 1, 2017, the seventh...

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Implementing the G20 Compact with Africa – B20 at IMF Annual Meeting

Advancing sustainable economic growth and development in Africa was one of the focal areas of the German G20...

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B20 at WTO Public Forum: Lobby for open and inclusive trade

More than 1,500 trade experts from the private sector as well as officials met in Geneva from 26 – 28...

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B20 Germany at BIAC—B20 Stocktaking Seminar at the OECD

On September 27, 2017, B20 Germany participated in the Business at OECD (BIAC)—B20 Stocktaking Seminar at the...

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B20 Germany meets B20 Argentina Workshop

On September 21-22, 2017, B20 Germany and B20 Argentina jointly hosted a workshop, entitled “B20 Germany meets...

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The Upcoming Argentinian B20 Presidency

The German B20 Presidency will be coming to an end in the next few months, as the G20 Presidency will be...

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Interview with Daniel Funes de Rioja, designated B20 Argentina Chair and former President of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

Daniel Funes de Rioja, former President of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and Co-Chair of...

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Interview with Erol Kiresepi, Vice President, Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK)

Erol Kiresepi, Vice President of the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK) and Co-Chair of the...

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B20 Germany Update - June Newsletter

We have just released our sixth newsletter, covering all B20 activities from June up until today. June and...

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Evaluation of the G20 Leaders' Declaration

All eyes were on Hamburg at the G20 Summit on July 7-8, when the G20 Leaders fought hard to agree on a joint...

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B20 Press Release on the G20 Leaders' Declaration

The B20 welcomes the final G20 Leaders' Declaration as a partial success, given the difficult negotiating...

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B20 Press Release on the G20 Summit

"The business representatives of the G20 members call on the G20 to be united and show leadership in shaping...

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Interview with B20 Chair, Jürgen Heraeus, about the G20 Summit

All eyes are on Hamburg where the leaders of the G20 will meet on July 7-8, 2017 to agree on a program to...

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Joint B20 Statement: B20 Calling for International Cooperation to Shape an Interconnected World

58 CEOs and Presidents of Business Associations call upon the G20 to take decisive actions in shaping...

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Interview with B20 Sherpa, Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, about the G20 Summit

At the G20 Summit in Hamburg, July 7-8, 2017, the leaders of the most powerful economies will get together to...

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B20 Summit Report

On 2 and 3 May, 2017, over 700 representatives from business, government, civil society and international...

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Blending SMEs in Regional and Global Value Chains: Opportunities and Challenges by Lynette Magasa

In the developing world, and particularly in Africa, economic inclusion of SMEs in the global and regional...

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B20 and the G20 YEA Summit on 15-16 June 2017

The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit on Digital Trends for Future Business was held on 15- 16 June...

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Joint Statement on the Withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement (B20, C20, L20, T20, W20, Y20, F20)

Coalition from business, civil society, trade unions, labor, women, youth, and foundations calls for a clear...

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Interview with Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Global Renewable Energies and CEO of Enel Green Power

Antonio Cammisecra discusses the Compact with Africa and how to mobilize governments and their international...

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Interview with Ludger Schuknecht, German Finance Deputy of the G20 Presidency

The "Compact with Africa" Intitiative was launched by the German Ministry of Finance. We spoke with Ludgar...

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B20 Compact with Africa Recommendations Published!

Africa is a continent of vast opportunities. Despite the high volatility of commodity prices as well as...

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Interview with Peter Sullivan, Managing Director and Head of Public Sector Africa of Citi Bank

Peter Sullivan, B20 FG&I member, discusses how the environment for FDI can be improved in Africa and how Citi...

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Interview with Volker Treier, Deputy CEO of DIHK-International, AHK-Network

Volker Treier of DIHK dicusses the "Compact with Africa" Initiative and how the German vocational training...

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"SMEs as a Platform for Inclusive Economies" by Ece Idil Kasap, Director of Online Solutions at the World SME Forum.

B20 has been a strong supporter of the SME agenda since Turkey 2015, continuing in China 2016 and Germany...

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"Digital Era – The Best Time for SMEs in History" by Diane Wang

Diane Wang, Founder & CEO of DHgate and SME Taskforce Co-Chair

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Interview with Dr. Stefan Mair, Executive Board Member of BDI e.V.

Africa is undergoing a process of change and Dr. Stefan Mair of the BDI e.V. Executive Board believes that the...

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Interview at the B20 Health Conference with Carla Kriwet, Executive Vice President of Philips

Carla Kriwet, Executive Vice President, Philips and co-chair of the B20 Health Initiative explains the role of...

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Interview with Francis Hintermann, Global Managing Director of Accenture Research

Francis Hintermann, Global Managing Director of Accenture Research and B20 Financing Growth & Investment...

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B20 Health Conference Report

On May 18th, 2017 the B20 Health Conference was held in Berlin. Over 200 guests from the G20 countries and...

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Recognizing Compliance Efforts and the Role of Business

Corinne Lagache, Senior Vice President and Group Compliance Officer at Safran Group and Co-Chair of the B20...

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Joint B20, T20, W20 Statement on Ensuring Inclusiveness in a Digitalized World

The Engagement Partners of the G20 – the Business20, the Think20, and the Women20 - have released a joint...

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B20 Germany Update - May Newsletter

May has been a pivotal month for the B20. This B20 Germany newsletter reports about the B20 activities of the...

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Statement by Kurt Bock to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

"I deeply regret the decision of the U.S. President to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris Climate...

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B20 Letter urges United States to remain in Paris Climate Agreement

The B20 sent a letter to the G20 Sherpa of the United States, urging the U.S. Administration to remain in the...

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Interview with José Manuel González-Páramo, Executive Board Member, BBVA

José Manuel González-Páramo is on the Executive Board of BBVA S.A. and Co-Chair of our Financing Growth &...

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Interview with Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action at Basel Institute

Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action at Basel Institute on Governance...

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Interview with André Oliveira, Legal Director BASF South America

Andre Oliveira, Legal Director BASF South America and Co-Chair of the B20 Responsible Business Conduct &...

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Interview with Catherine Mellor, Lead on Global Health, US Chamber of Commerce

Catherine Mellor is Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative at the US Chamber of Commerce. We have...

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Press Release: B20 Chair Jürgen Heraeus: The G20 needs to work harder to ensure resilient, sustainable, and future-oriented health systems

“Resilient, sustainable, and future-oriented health systems are indispensable – not only for the well-being of...

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B20 Health Initiative Policy Paper Published

The B20 Health Initiative has published its final policy paper. The paper is the outcome of five months of...

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B20-L20 Statement for Sustainable Growth, Decent Work and Social Cohesion in the Digital Economy

We are happy to announce that the joint B20 L20 statement on sustainable growth, decent work, and social...

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Joint B20-W20 Engagement Partners Statement - Shaping an Inclusive Business Environment in a Globalized World: Strengthening Women-owned SMEs

Robust and sustainable economic growth and development requires diversity and inclusion. Women-owned small and...

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B20 Policy Recommendations: Shaping an Interconnected World

On May 3rd, 2017, the B20 has officially handed over its Policy Recommendations to German Chancellor Angela...

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Press Release: B20 Chair Jürgen Heraeus: The G20 needs to have more courage in actively shaping globalization

“The business representatives of the G20 countries call on the G20 to have more courage in actively shaping...

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WTO DG Azevêdo at the B20 Summit: 'Making Trade Work For All'

In his speech at the B20 summit in Berlin, WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo makes the case for utilizing...

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B20 Germany 2017 Summit in Berlin

On May 2nd - May 3rd 2017, the B20 Summit brings together the G20 business community in Berlin for the...

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G20 Business Summit Publication is online

The G20 Business Summit publication has been launched. The publication offers an in-depth look into some of...

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B20 Employment and Education Taskforce Policy Paper Published!

The B20 Employment and Education (EE) Taskforce published its final policy paper. It is the outcome of six...

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Mandelbaum: G20 and B20 on Responsible Business Conduct and Anti-Corruption

George Mandelbaum, President at CIPPEC Chief and Co-Chair of the B20 Responsible Business Conduct &...

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Beneficial Ownership: How much transparency does an economy need?

Anny Tubbs, Chief Business Integrity Officer at Unilever and Co-Chair of the B20 Responsible Business Conduct...

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Interview with Kemal Malik, Member of the Board of Management, Bayer AG

Kemal Malik, Board Member of Bayer and Chair of the B20 Health Initiative, explains the importance of...

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Interview with Alf Henryk Wulf, CEO of GE Power AG

In this interview, Alf Henryk Wulf, CEO of GE Power AG, elucidates on the opportunities and challenges of...

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Interview with Dr. Bernd Montag

In this interview with B20, Dr. Bernd Montag, CEO of Siemens Healthineers, underlines the reasons for...

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B20 Evaluation of the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Declaration

Following the meeting of G20 Ministers responsible for the digital economy on April 6 and 7, 2017, the B20...

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B20 Financing Growth & Infrastructure Taskforce Policy Paper published

The B20 Financing Growth & Infrastructure (FGI) Taskforce published its final policy paper. The paper is the...

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B20 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Policy Paper Published!

In most countries, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) contribute over 50 percent to GDP and two thirds...

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B20 Responsible Business Conduct & Anti-Corruption Policy Paper has been published!

Around the world, countless companies are committed to Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), improving health...

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High-Level B20 Statement "Digitalization for All: Towards an Inclusive Interconnected World"

On April 6 and 7, the G20 Digital Ministers are meeting for the first time ever. On this occassion the B20...

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B20 Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency Taskforce Policy Paper published

The B20 Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency (ECRE) Taskforce published its final policy paper. The paper is...

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B20 Trade & Investment Policy Paper published!

For decades trade and investment have been fostering growth and welfare. Still, the number of trade barriers...

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B20 Digitalization Policy Paper published!

Digitalization revolutionizes business models, production, communication, and our everyday lives. It...

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Statement of the B20 on the Communiqué of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

On March 17 and 18 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met in Baden-Baden.

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Interview Jack Ma, Founder and CEO of Alibaba

Jack Ma, Founder and CEO of Alibaba, elucidates in this interview on the Electronic World Trade Platform...

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WTO Business Focus Group chaired by B20 Sherpa adopts recommendations

More than 60 business representatives from all over the world that constitute the WTO Business Focus Groups...

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B20 finalizes recommendations for G20 Sherpa Meeting

Final meeting of all B20 working groups in Paris. Co-hosted by Business at OECD (BIAC), the working groups...

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B20, Think Tanks and civil society: G20 should take lead in implementing Paris Agreement

B20 and its partner engagement groups T20 and C20 call on the G20 to seize the opportunities offered through...

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A Significant Moment For Global Trade

Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL Group, depicts the benefits of the Trade...

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B20 Poster Competition

The B20 announces a poster competition for the B20 Summit in cooperation with the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’...

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The new global economy runs on free flow of data and trust

Bylined article by Sabine Bendiek, Area Vice President of Microsoft Germany and Co-Chair of the B20...

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B20 Digitalization Policy Dossier

Digitalization is transforming societies, industries, and business models. It increases consumer welfare,...

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What’s next for digital infrastructure? A Revolution!

Interview with Rajeev Suri, President & CEO of Nokia and Co-Chair of the B20 Digitalization Taskforce

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Education Beats Barriers

Bylined article by Dennis J. Snower, President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Co-Chair of T20...

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Digitalization will be an enabling factor for sustainable growth

Interview with Klaus Rosenfeld, CEO of Schaeffler and Co-Chair of the B20 Digitalization Taskforce

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B20 Statement on entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement

The TFA went into force on February 22, 2017. It is the first multilateral agreement agreed upon under the WTO...

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B20 Health Initiative: Towards More Resilient Future-oriented Health Systems

The health care sector is one of the largest business sectors in the G20. Its research intensity and power to...

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Why AI Matters – No magic wand but also no simple tool

Bylined article by Philipp Gerbert, senior partner in the Munich office of the Boston Consulting Group and a...

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B20 Germany at WEF 2017 Report

The annual World Economic Forum in Davos is one of the most important platforms for public-private exchange....

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Standards for the digital economy

In this interview, BDI President Dieter Kempf underlines the importance of more standardization and rules for...

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G20 Engagement Groups: Statement for Open and Inclusive Societies

The G20 Engagement Groups, as the representatives of civil society in the G20 process, have issued a joint...

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Interview with Dr. Rudolf Staudigl, CEO of Wacker Chemie AG

Rudolf Staudigl, CEO of Wacker Chemie AG and Chair of the Cross-Thematic Group on SMEs, on the vital...

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Interview with Dr. Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Compliance Officer at Siemens AG

Dr. Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Compliance Officer at Siemens AG, Anti-Corruption Chair of BIAC and Chair of the...

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Interview with Dr. Gerhard Braun, Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA)

Dr. Gerhard Braun, Vice President, Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA) and Chair of the...

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Interview with Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Board at Siemens AG

Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Board at Siemens AG and Chair of the Digitalization Taskforce, on the challenges...

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Interview with Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz

In this Q&A, Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz, elucidates his priorities as Chair of the Financing Growth &...

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Interview with Kurt Bock, CEO of BASF SE

Kurt Bock, CEO of BASF SE and Chair of the Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency Taskforce, on the bottom-up...

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Interview with Emma Marcegaglia, CEO of businesseurope

Emma Marcegaglia, CEO of businesseurope and chair of the Trade and Investment Taskforce, explains the major...

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Interview with John Danilovich, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is a leader of business advocacy on the international stage and...

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Why the G20 and B20 Are Important for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

More than 99 percent of German companies are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These firms are...

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Curb Protectionism!

The B20 Presidency offers German industry a major opportunity to help determine the main planks of global...

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Free Trade Creates More Prosperity for Everyone

Wacker Chemie AG achieves more than 80 percent of its turnover outside Germany. Thereof, the bulk is generated...

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The key to enabling digital supply chains is supporting SMEs

In this interview, KUKA AG CEO Till Reuter shares his thoughts on automation and digitalization, and why it is...

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B20 Conference Report

Parallel to the official start of Germany’s G20 presidency on 1 December 2016, the Business 20 Dialogue (B20)...

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B20 Germany Update

With Germany officially assuming the G20 presidency on December 1st, the second newsletter of B20 Germany...

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Interview with B20 Chair Juergen Heraeus on globalization skepticism

Jürgen Heraeus elucidates the motivations of the B20 Statement on Open Markets and Inclusive Growth

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B20 Statement for Open Markets and Inclusive Growth

In view of rising anti-globalization sentiments and increasing protectionist measures the B20 leadership...

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Heraeus Interview: The Politics of International Order at Times of Globalization-Skepticism

On December 1st 2016, Germany has assumed the Presidency of the G20 – the forum of the leading industrial and...

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B20 Germany Update

The first newsletter of B20 Germany reports about the recent B20 activities since the handover from B20 China...

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German B20 Presidency: Resilience, Responsibility and Responsiveness. Towards a future-oriented, sustainable world economy

In the G20 business dialogue (Business 20, B20) talks on key topics are commencing in October. The first B20...

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Towards a Strong and Effective G20

B20 Chair, Dr. Jürgen Heraeus emphasized in his opinion piece in the German magazine Handelsblatt that “no...

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Hand-over of Presidency in Hangzhou: Start of the B20 Germany

  • B20 Chair Heraeus: B20 Germany wants to contribute to a strong G20
  • Ulrich Grillo and Gerhard Braun commence B20...
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A Cooperative Global Governance is needed

B20 Sherpa, Dr Stormy-Annika Mildner stated in her interviews with People’s Daily China, Xinhua News Agency...

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BDI, BDA and DIHK to hold German B20 Presidency

The German government has asked the leading German business associations to conduct the official G20 economic...

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