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Donald J. Trump
For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region. Out of the goodness of our hearts, we offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region, and we support recent agreements of the G20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible. The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it–believe me.feedback
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Sep 19 2017
“Ivanka belongs to the U.S. delegation.” said Angela Merkel speaking about G20. It’s one of the 322 quotes about G20 you can find on this page. 162 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Mark Carney and Wolfgang Schäuble. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Maya Wang - Human Rights Watch

If G20 nations fail to publicly press the Chinese government to free Liu, they would lose credibility in pressing for human rights everywhere, not just in China.feedback

Natalie Nougayrède

In an ever more chaotic world, the UK is left reaching out to an America that is simply not there any more• Natalie Nougayrède is a Guardian columnist. If a metaphor could sum up last week’s G20 summit, it might be called the “Brownian motion”. In the early 19th century, the Scottish scientist Robert Brown observed pollen grains in water through a microscope and was struck by the continuous, jittery and random movements of molecules. His Brownian motion theory described perpetual, seemingly haphazard fluctuations.feedback

Olaf Scholz

It was not a mistake to hold this summit in Hamburg. I don't think that a brutal group of violent criminals from various countries, which is not even that big, should determine what can take place in democratic countries and in an open-minded city like Hamburg.feedback

Andrew Steer - World Resources Institute

In the end, it was a landslide victory for countries voicing support for global climate action. Chancellor Merkel demonstrated deft leadership in rallying 19 of the world's largest economies to deliver an unmistakable message behind climate action. The direction of travel toward clean energy is loud and clear. The question remains how quickly the world will surge forward and how far behind the Trump administration will let the United States fall.feedback

Larry Summers

There is no precedent for a head of government's adult child taking a seat, . There is no precedent for good reason. It was insulting to the others present and sent a signal of dis-empowerment regarding senior government officials.feedback

Thomas De Maiziere

We are talking about a year and half to two years of preparation in the left-wing extremist scene. I wouldn't be surprised if much of the material with which police officers were wounded came to Germany long before border controls were introduced. The events surrounding the G-20 summit must be a turning point in our view of the left-wing scene's readiness to use violence.feedback

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The pictures I have seen are shocking and they make me speechless, but they all the more are a reason to be here and to thank those who stood up to this violence.feedback

Angela Merkel

I condemn in the strongest terms the extreme violence and unbridled brutality that police were repeatedly confronted with. There is no justification for plundering, arson and brutal attacks on the lives of police officers … anyone who acts in this way .. places himself outside our democratic community.feedback

Thomas De Maiziere

These are not demonstrators, they are criminals.feedback

Oskar Zach

The message is G-20 - never again and certainly not in Hamburg. We aim to remain peaceful. We want to show we can demonstrate without violence.feedback

John Kelly

I cannot stress enough how valuable the US-Mexico relationship is to each of our nations.feedback

Shinzo Abe

As I look at the current situation, particularly the security environment in the Asia Pacific region, including North Korea, we believe that it has become increasingly severe…We would like to demonstrate the robust partnership as well as the bond between Japan and the United States on this occasion.feedback

Chris Uhlmann - ABC

He was an uneasy, lonely, awkward figure at this gathering and you got the strong sense that some of the leaders are trying to find the best way to work around him. Where was the G20 statement condemning North Korea which would have put pressure on China and Russia? Other leaders expected it, they were prepared to back it, but it never came.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Pres Putin points to #G20 partners on absence of real evidence of that & confirms that Russia had never interfered in US elections.feedback

Nicholas Burns

This is a group of the 20 most powerful leaders in the world in the 20 most powerful countries in the world. It conveys that impression and we are a democracy and that's also important here. Authority is not conferred upon family members because of the president's position.feedback

Theresa May

We are optimistic and positive about this. I've held a number of meetings with other world leaders at this summit and have been struck by their strong desire to forge ambitious new bilateral trading relationships with the UK after Brexit. This is a powerful vote of confidence in British goods, British services, Britain's economy and the British people and we look forward to building on these conversations in the months ahead.feedback

Angela Merkel

I always said that this wouldn't be easy and that we shouldn't hide areas of discord. I think it's very clear that we could not reach consensus, but the differences were not papered over, they were clearly stated.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You have been amazing, and you have done a fantastic job. And thank you very much, Chancellor. Incredible.feedback

Theresa May

Like other world leaders here, I am dismayed at the US decision to pull out of the Paris agreement and I have urged President Trump to rejoin the Paris agreement. The UK's own commitment to the Paris agreement and tackling global climate change is as strong as ever. I did bring the issue of the climate change agreement up with President Trump, I've had a number of conversations with him over the time I have been here at the G20. When I brought it up with him, what I did was I encouraged him to bring the United States back into the Paris agreement.feedback

Thomas Eberhardt-Koester - Attac

Today we will bring our criticism of the G20 and our alternatives for fair global policies onto the streets. We want to respond to the police violence and senseless destruction of last night.feedback

Angela Merkel

[While] compromise can only be found if we accommodate each other's views, we can also say, we differ. It will be very interesting to see how we formulate the communique tomorrow and make clear that, of course, there are different opinions in this area because the US regrettably [wants to withdraw].feedback

Susanne Neubronner - Greenpeace

The millions of people threatened by climate change or already suffering its impact expect the G-20 leaders to accelerate their efforts to reduce their emissions. This can only be achieved by ending the age of coal by a socially just phase-out.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If she weren't my daughter it would be so much easier for her. It might be the only bad thing she has going, if you want to know the truth.feedback

Mohamed Adow - Christian Aid

The US president's weak attempts to capsize the climate movement have failed: he is now marooned on a political island of his own making, with his head buried in the sand. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is moving ahead.feedback

Chris Uhlmann - ABC

He has no desire and no capacity to lead the world. [He] barks out bile in 140 characters, [and] wastes his precious days as President at war with the West's institutions. Donald Trump is a man who craves power because it burnishes his celebrity. To be constantly talking and talked about is all that really matters. Donald Trump has pressed 'fast forward' on the decline of the United States as a global leader. He managed to isolate his nation, to confuse and alienate his allies and to diminish America.feedback

Thomas Bernes

Sometimes you had a difficult brief, but there was a sense of collaboration. But this time there is the America-first philosophy. Trump's attitude is: 'It is my way or the highway.feedback

Steve Price-Thomas - Oxfam Intermón

With the other 19 members firmly defending the Paris agreement as irreversible, President Trump's stubborn insistence on propping up the fossil fuel industry leaves him isolated and stuck in the past.feedback

Thomas Bernes

I was involved in the Canada-US trade agreement and it was extremely complicated. No one will be interested in a trade deal until you know where the UK is vis-a-vis the European Union and until that point is reached you can have plenty of goodwill but it is nothing more than that.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Our world has never been so divided. Centripetal forces have never been so powerful. Our common goods have never been so threatened.feedback

Maxine Waters

It does not make good sense. Here you have the president of the United States at the G20, representing us as the leader of the free world, and so he's going to play politics and give his daughter a chance to have a place in the sun and to be seen at a very important meeting that she knows nothing about. She cannot in any way deal with those members who are there representing those countries. She doesn't know anything about these issues.feedback

Zerlina Maxwell

It's completely inappropriate. What qualifications and experience does Ivanka Trump have in her background that should put her at the table with world leaders like Theresa May and Vladimir Putin? Literally a foot over from Vladimir Putin. This just goes to, I think, the level of inherent corruption in this administration.feedback

Ana Navarro

Telling that pic of Ivanka at G-20 table was posted by Russian staff. Russians knew would: 1. be deemed controversial; 2. get us going in US.feedback

Kai Mertens

Merkel underestimated the protests. The least she can do now is come visit (the district of) Sternschanze and see the damage for herself. We are a very liberal district. But what they did here has nothing to do with the G20 or opposition to politics. They were hooligans and many were foreigners.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Let me characterize: the meeting was very constructive, the two leaders I would say, connected very quickly. There was a very clear positive chemistry between the two. There are so many issues on the table. . . . Just about everything got touched upon. . . . Neither one of them wanted to stop. I believe they even sent in the (U.S.) first lady at one point to see if she could get us out of there, but that didn't work either. . . . We did another hour. Clearly she failed!feedback

Stephanie Grisham

Thinking of those hurt in #Hamburg protests. Hope everyone stay safe! #G20.feedback

Andy Grote

We have to expect everything, and we are expecting everything.feedback

Adam Schiff

Yes, I'm sure that's the big talk at G20. Not climate change or trade, but why didn't John Podesta give a server that wasn't his to the CIA.feedback

Antoni Macierewicz

A memorandum was signed tonight that the U.S. government has agreed to sell Poland Patriot missiles in the most modern configuration. I am glad that I can pass on this information on the day of President Trump's visit to Warsaw.feedback

Alexander Kokcharov - IHS

It is unlikely that any deals or breakthroughs will be reached during the brief meeting at G20, however, it will be a foundation for future meetings between Trump and Putin.feedback

Mathias Holz

This is a huge two-day event and the politicians involved and the German government have already said in the press that they do not expect any major decisions to be taken – but there will be five to seven hundred million euros burnt on this summit.feedback

Norbert Hachbusch

There is frustration because camps could not be built. It's intolerable that those governing this world are put up in luxury hotels and the rest of us don't even have the right to camp. We would have organised everything. The city wouldn't have had to a thing. It's an effrontery, a coup against young people in Europe who wanted to come and demonstrate.feedback

Jennifer Morgan - Greenpeace

Merkel, as the G-20 host, must not sacrifice ambition for unity. Instead, we need a G-19 commitment to climate action that demonstrates the intent to implement and even go beyond what 195 nations agreed to in Paris.feedback

Angela Merkel

On the other hand, as hosts we – and I – will do all we can to find compromises. There are various options, which can be discussed. We know that the United States have withdrawn. All others … or as far as I know, many, many others stand by this agreement.feedback

Angela Merkel

Unfortunately–and I deplore this–the United States of America left the climate agreement, or rather announced their intention of doing this. I think it's very clear that we could not reach consensus, but the differences were not papered over, they were clearly stated.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

As the G20 summit shows, the US under its erratic president is losing its soft power – and its friends. In the movie version, they would have talked for a few minutes and then found an excuse to dismiss their foreign ministers and interpreters. At long last, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump would be alone and in private. Putin would look the American up and down, as proud as a father gazing upon his grown son. “We did it,” Putin might say softly, almost to himself. “We actually did it.”.feedback

John Podesta

BTW, I had nothing to do with the DNC. God only knows what you'll be raving about on twitter by the time we get to Utah. Dude, get your head in the game. You're representing the US at the G20.feedback

Vladimir Putin

The "North Korean nuclear program is a very acute problem. We must not lose our self-command; we need to act pragmatically and very carefully.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

When it comes to Africa I assume the Paris agreement will be supported by almost everyone.feedback

Donald Tusk - European Council

We have been waiting for a long time to hear these words from President Trump but the real question is whether it was a one-time incident or a new policy. President Trump said yesterday in Warsaw that words are easy, but it is actions that matter – and the first test will be our meeting here in Hamburg.feedback

Theresa May

I hope they will be able to find a way to come back in to the Paris agreement ... I believe it is possible. We are not renegotiating the Paris agreement, that stays, but I want to see the U.S. looking for ways to rejoin it. The collective message that will be given to President Trump around this table will be the importance of America coming back in to that agreement and I hope we will be able to work to ensure that can happen.feedback

John Podesta

Get a grip man, the Russians committed a crime when they stole my emails to help you get elected President. Maybe you might try to find a way to mention that to President Putin. God only knows what you'll be raving about on Twitter by the time we get to Utah. Dude, get your head in the game. You're representing the US at the G20.feedback

Donald Tusk - European Council

I've heard yesterday in Warsaw, surprising diplomatic words from the American president about Transatlantic community, about the cooperation between the United States, Europe, about our common political tradition and civilisation, and about the readiness to protect and to defend the whole Western community.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

Today we agreed in principle on an Economic Partnership Agreement, the impact of which goes far beyond our shores. Together, we are sending a strong message to the world that we stand for open and fair trade. As far as we are concerned, there is no protection in protectionism. Only by working together will we be able to set ambitious global standards. This will be the message that the EU and Japan will bring together to the G20 tomorrow.feedback

Rebecca Schmuck

We feel helpless. I am against violence but I do understand the Black Bloc. Police should have ignored the few of them wearing masks and maybe no violence would have happened.feedback

Zhu Guangyao

The policies produced by the G20 should be by the consensus of all member states,'. No one should be excluded.''. China will firmly promote its policies taking more measures against climate change.feedback

Francis Rooney

I'd like to see the president figure out how to engage Russia on North Korea. What I suggested to the president here a while back was that since we have all these conflicting issues about Russia right now, and we're still reeling from the fact that they took Crimea, maybe this is an opportunity to reset the Russia relationship in a positive manner.feedback

H.R. McMaster

There's no specific agenda. It's really going to be whatever the [US] president wants to talk about.feedback

Adam Schiff

If the president is not going to be the leader of the free world and champion human rights and democratic governance, who is? There is nothing the Kremlin would like to see more than a president who will settle for a grip and a grin, and walk away saying that he had this fabulous meeting with the Kremlin autocrat.feedback

Shinzo Abe

Ahead of the G20 summit tomorrow, I believe Japan and the EU are demonstrating our strong political will to fly the flag for free trade against a shift towards protectionism. It is a strong message to the world.feedback

Angela Merkel

We're united in our will to strengthen multilateral relations at the G20 summit … We need an open society, especially open trade flows.feedback

Zhu Guangyao

China and the U.S. have very practical economic teams, we all know that peace can bring win-win outcomes, while fighting will leave everyone the loser.feedback

Zhu Guangyao

That's why we are confident we can reach important consensus in this year's Hamburg summit.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I'm convinced that only open trade relations based on uniform norms and standards can stimulate growth of the global economy and support a progressive development of intergovernmental relations.feedback

Angela Merkel

We will have difficult discussions, since bringing 20 states together with all their developments and ideas is not easy.feedback

Vladimir Putin

The old economic models have all but exhausted their possibilities. Protectionism is becoming the norm, while unilateral, politically motivated restrictions on trade and investment, as well as technology transfer, are nothing but masked protectionism. We believe that these sanctions are not only doomed to fail but also run counter to the G20 principles of cooperation in the interests of all countries.feedback

Neil Dwane - Allianz Global Investors

The choice of the host city is unfortunate. Protestors will find a journey to Hamburg easy to make, unlike previous, more remote, venues. The city will require a degree of protective measures, which may get more media attention than the meeting's contents. Such a result would reinforce an increasingly negative impression of the summit.feedback

Nobuhiko Kuramochi - Mizuho Securities

Investors took profits on stocks such as financials, which gained recently on rising U.S. yields. They are risk averse now, and they want to secure profits before they see the outcome of G20 meeting.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

While there are no perfect options for guaranteeing stability, we must explore all possibilities for holding the line against the resurgence of ISIS or other terrorist groups. The United States believes Russia, as a guarantor of [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's] regime and an early entrant into the Syrian conflict, has a responsibility to ensure that the needs of the Syrian people are met and that no faction in Syria illegitimately retakes or occupies areas liberated from ISIS's or other terrorist groups' control.feedback

Andrzej Duda

This is the second foreign visit by President Trump and it starts in Poland. This shows we are a country that matters and it strengthens our position in the European Union.feedback

Claudia Keller

Had we known this when we booked, we wouldn't have come - we can't really go anywhere. Yesterday we went to a theatre, and outside stood all these police and water cannon vehicles. It really darkened the atmosphere.feedback

Mike van Dulken - Accendo Markets

Geopolitics remain prevalent with Gulf states criticising Qatar's negative response to diplomatic demands, Trump seemingly goading North Korea and Lagarde warning the G20 about growing risks to global growth.feedback

Mikael Olai Milhøj - Danske Bank

The G20 meeting starts tomorrow and there are many things to talk about: North Korea, Paris climate change deal, trade/protectionism, Ukraine and so on. CNN has a long list of Trump's disagreement with G20 counterparts and EU-Japan is expected to present its free trade deal (removing 99pc of tariffs on traded goods) today.feedback

Angela Merkel

In my view, we must intensively pursue the human rights dialogue, looking at how different parts of society can better express themselves. In this respect, cooperation in the field of civil society can be further strengthened.feedback

Angela Merkel

While we are looking at the possibilities of cooperation to benefit everyone, globalization is seen by the American administration more as a process that is not about a win-win situation but about winners and losers. The United States made some of the worst Trade Deals in world history. Why should we continue these deals with countries that do not help us?feedback

Angela Merkel

We want a fast agreement on investments that one day could lead to a free trade agreement with China.feedback

Xi Jinping

We need to have open and innovative cooperation. We want to intensify our cooperation in the areas of trade and economy, finances, and investments but also in the fight against terrorism together.feedback

Xi Jinping

Chinese-German relations are now about to have a new start where we need new breakthroughs.feedback

Angela Merkel

Since the decision of the U.S. to quit the Paris climate agreement, we are more determined than ever to make it successful. We must tackle this existential challenge, and we cannot wait until every last person on earth has been convinced of the scientific proof.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We have to get serious about cutting off the funding to these terror networks, including Isis here and in the Middle East. We will work closely with international partners to tackle this shared global threat, including at the upcoming G20 summit.feedback

Angela Merkel

As G20 president, it is my job to work on possibilities for agreement and not to contribute to a situation where a lack of communication prevails.feedback

Ralf Martin Meyer

There is evidence that the acts of violence around the G20 summit that we had expected and feared will take place.feedback

Barry Gardiner

A Labour prime minister would make clear that the UK stands by the Paris agreement and that America is diminished by the president's foolish and shortsighted decision to withdraw.feedback

Christine Lagarde - International Monetary Fund

Countries need to look for ways to guard against risk, accelerate growth, and leverage the power of international cooperation. No country is an island, and policies taken by any nation can resonate stronger and last longer with coordination from the other G20 members.feedback

Oliver Malchow

A strategy of deescalation can only work when both sides want and allow it. We want that for all 30 registered demonstrations. But in the face of the rhetoric of leftwing activists and names like 'Welcome to Hell' we have to presume a high potential for violence. In that case deescalation would be inappropriate.feedback

Kate DeAngelis - Friends of the Earth

G20 leaders may like to talk about climate, but it's clear their talk is cheap. Since the decision of the US to quit the Paris climate agreement, we are more determined than ever to make it successful. We must tackle this existential challenge, and we cannot wait until every last person on earth has been convinced of the scientific proof.feedback

Charles Kupchan

The G20 agenda is set for some uncomfortable conversations. It will be dominated by climate change, by free trade, by immigration, and these are issues where Trump is – more or less – alone. The top line will be: Is Trump – as he was during his first trip to Europe – the odd man out.feedback

Shinzo Abe

Global warming has already resulted in the earth, which sustains human life, experiencing various crises for a long time. That's why we must all take action together quickly.feedback

Derek Cholett

I expect an Olympian level of macho posturing between these two leaders who both understand the importance of symbolism and the perception of being tough.feedback

H.R. McMaster

Of course there are going to be differences in relations with any country. And we'll talk frankly about those differences. The president enjoys those conversations. Nobody wants a major power war, right? And so what is it that we have to put in place to be able to deter conflict?feedback

Gary Cohn

On trade, no less than on alliances, America First' does not mean America alone. He cares very much about the climate and environment, but he has to enter into a deal that's fair for the American worker.feedback

Piotr Wilczek

As far as Russia is concerned, what's important for us is NATO deterrence. We'd like to hear that [affirmation] every day from the president of the United States and actually from leaders of all other NATO countries.feedback

Charles Kupchan

The top line will be is Trump – as he was during his first trip to Europe – the odd man out. The party crasher. The person who kept himself against the mainstream. Or is he able to maneuver himself back into the good graces of his fellow leaders.feedback

Thomas De Maiziere

Peaceful protest is welcome and allowed in our democracy. Violent protest, however, cannot invoke the basic right of freedom to assemble as written in our constitution, and will be prevented.feedback

Ralf Martin Meyer

Movements have been observed by the autonomous scene in the direction of Hamburg. This is not a question of sit-ins, but of major attacks.feedback

H.R. McMaster

I'll just note that while in Hamburg, the President will meet with many world leaders, including Chancellor Merkel of Germany, the host of the G20, Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, President Moon of South Korea, President Xi of China, President Putin of Russia, President Peña Nieto of Mexico, President Jokowi of Indonesia, and Prime Minister Lee of Singapore, among others. There's no specific agenda. It's really going to be whatever the president wants to talk about.feedback

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

If everyone in the world is looking for the best deal then in the end we all lose. I am very worried by these changes (in US foreign policy), and we cannot expect quick changes.feedback

Manuel Oliveri - Crédit Agricole

North Korea is continuing to provoke. It is a bit more important as it came ahead of the G20 meeting this week.feedback

Rafael Behr

Until recently both were forces to be feared. But with the G20 about to start, the vision of rolling revolution has been exposed as pure fantasy. A nation’s standing in the world is hard to measure, and change is not always obvious from the inside. To get a sense of perspective, try holding Theresa May’s appearance at the G20 summit in Hamburg on Friday against the memory of a similar event eight years ago.feedback

Eberhard Sandschneider

Beijing views Europe as an Asian peninsula. We see it differently. Nevertheless, it is a fact that parts of German industry are dependent on China. So we need to deal with China's demands in a way that brings harmony and advantages for both sides.feedback

Sebastian Heilmann

For Beijing, the goal is to present itself as a generous, cooperative and friendly power, at home and abroad. It also serves to distract from politically controversial topics.feedback

Kyosuke Suzuki - Société Générale

The yen gained as North Korea's actions came just ahead of the G20 summit scheduled this weekend and cooled risk sentiment. Dollar/yen is still confined in reasonable range right now. The market will want to see what North Korea's announcement is about before deciding if further gains by the yen are warranted.feedback

Kim Jong-un

North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!feedback

Shinzo Abe

Leaders of the world will gather at the G20 meeting. I would like to strongly call for solidarity of the international community on the North Korean issue. I'm also planning to ask (Chinese) President Xi Jinping and (Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin to play a more constructive role.feedback

Angela Merkel

I don't think we'll have unified positions on all issues at the end but it's sensible and honest to talk to each other on all issues of international diplomacy. We know certain positions that the American government holds and I don't expect that these positions will be abandoned as a result of a two-day trip to Hamburg.feedback

Mark Carney - Bank of England

The question is what will the consequences be when inevitably there is a period of sharp adjustment, reduced liquidity. What could the knock-on effects be, first and foremost for the economies, but also for the system as a whole. The best in the asset management industry absolutely gets it, and they try to manage those risks.feedback

Mark Carney - Bank of England

The net result would be less and more expensive financing for households and businesses, and very likely lower growth and higher risks across the G20.feedback

Steffen Seibert

Tomorrow the final sherpa round starts and without going into details here, I can say that there are still a lot of difficult questions pending.feedback

Mark Carney - Bank of England

Despite this immense progress, there are nascent risks that, if left unchecked, could undermine the G20's objective for strong, sustainable and balanced growth. In particular, giving into reform fatigue could erode the willingness of G20 members to rely on each other's systems and institutions and, in the process, fragment pools of funding and liquidity, create inefficiencies and frictions, reduce competition, and diminish cross-border capital and investment flows.feedback

Jan Reinicke

There will be 20 delegations, each of which will need a choice of three secured routes into the centre, in case of emergency changes of plan. The potential risk scenarios are varied and hard to predict. Of course the concern is that the violence in the inner-city areas could escalate and we end up with another Genoa.feedback

Jan Reinicke

Many of my colleagues and I find it incomprehensible that another big city has been chosen for such a gathering after the terrible events of Genoa. Why Hamburg when you could have held the G20 in, say, a forest in Bavaria or on Heligoland?feedback

Nico Berg

Trump and co should be able to be helicoptered into the conference centre either way. But we will make sure that his sherpas with the paperwork, the press entourage and the lunchtime catering won't be able to join them there.feedback

Ralf Martin Meyer

On the streets of Hamburg we are the sole authority. We would certainly take action against something like this, including taking people into detention if they lash out against third parties.feedback

Emily Laquer

Protesters are used to being kettled [a police tactic used to contain crowds during demonstrations]. At the G20, we're going to turn the tables on Trump, Putin and Erdoğan.feedback

Andy Grote

Security forces will see every hold-up as a major emergency, even if it's just because of a harmless demonstration. They won't stop under any circumstances.feedback

Angela Merkel

If we simply try to carry on as we have in the past, the worldwide developments will definitely not be sustainable and inclusive. We need the climate protection agreement, open markets and improved trade agreements in which consumer protection, social and environmental standards are upheld.feedback

Angela Merkel

It's not only going to be about (economic) growth but rather sustainable growth. We've got to have a 'win-win' situation for everyone. The issues obviously revolve around: how do we achieve inclusive or sustainable growth? What are we doing with our resources? What are the rules for distribution of wealth? How many people are taking part? And how many countries are able to profit from that. We need the climate protection agreement, open markets and improved trade agreements in which consumer protection, social and environmental standards are upheld.feedback

Angela Merkel

These will not be easy talks. The differences are obvious and it would be wrong to pretend they aren't there. I simply won't do this.feedback

Natalie Nougayrède

The scandalous treatment of nobel prizewinner Liu Xiaobo means Europe has to challenge President Xi over human rights at next week’s G20 summit. Next week Donald Trump and the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, travel to Europe for a G20 summit in Hamburg. Who do you think will attract the most protests? Very probably Trump. But what about attitudes towards the Chinese leader, whose regime is currently preventing the Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo from travelling freely to receive cancer treatment in a place of his choice? Surely this scandal warrants a strong reaction.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

The relationship with the United States is a long-term one and it is deep. I believe we must continue an intense dialogue with the United States because of these ties which are historic and enduring.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

We are telling Turkey that we are convinced that such an appearance in Germany is not possible. Our country is an open country, but we do not have the intention to allow that other countries' domestic conflicts be imported into our population. I explained weeks ago to my Turkish colleagues that we don't think that would be a good idea. I also said quite frankly that such an appearance would not be appropriate given the current adversarial situation with Turkey.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

They will meet in any case there, on the sidelines of this summit, but no (separate) meeting is planned at the moment.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

The United States has announced it wants to withdraw from the Paris accord while we are facing the challenge of migration, while the fight against terrorism is a challenge affecting all our societies and where free trade is challenged by several countries. Today, we must defend those things that are common to us all.feedback

Angela Merkel

Because of the US decision to pull out of the Paris accord, there are of course areas where opinions differ, but the United States is an important part of the G20 so we will do anything to work together, without covering up the differences.feedback

Mark Carney - Bank of England

The task force's recommendations have been developed by the market for the market. They set out the disclosures that a wide range of users and preparers of corporate information have said are essential to understanding a company's climate-related risks and opportunities. Widespread adoption will provide investors, banks and insurers with that information, helping minimise the risk that market adjustments to climate change will be incomplete, late and potentially destabilising.feedback

Ben van Beurden - Royal Dutch Shell

The details matter and I look forward to Shell working with the task force on those details. Specifically, how we present forward-looking information in an uncertain world, the disclosure of commercially sensitive data and the feasibility of providing the suggested detail to the standard required of financial filings. Ultimately, however, both Shell and the task force want these disclosures to be fit for purpose.feedback

Angela Merkel

Anyone who believes the problems of this world can be solved with isolationism and protectionism is making a huge mistake.feedback

Angela Merkel

We cannot expect easy discussions on climate change at the G20 summit. Our differences with the U.S. are clear. The Paris agreement is irreversible and it is not negotiable.feedback

Angela Merkel

It would be disingenuous if we tried to gloss over it. At any rate, I will not do that. We know that there will be protests, and that is more than legitimate in a democracy.feedback

Angela Merkel

Since the decision by the United States of America to quit the Paris climate accords, we are more determined than ever to make it a success.feedback

Angela Merkel

Whoever believes the problems of this world can be solved by isolationism and protectionism is making a tremendous error. We will and must take on this existential challenge, and we cannot and will not wait until every last person in the world can be convinced of climate change by scientific evidence. In other words: The climate treaty is irreversible and is not negotiable.feedback

Andreas Blechschmidt

The policies of the G20 have created hellish conditions in many countries around the world. We want to show them that we can turn up the heat too.feedback

Ulrich Speck

Everything is open. There is not a clear Western position. It's a big change in the international landscape.feedback

Angela Merkel

The differences are obvious and it would be dishonest to try to cover that up. That I won't do. The European Union unconditionally stands by its agreement in Paris and will implement it speedily and with determination. Those who think that the problems of this world can be solved with isolationism or protectionism are terribly wrong.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

The German government does not have an anti-US strategy, but in America, there are strategists who are planning an anti-Europe, anti-German agenda. We do not want to forcefully separate the US from Europe. But what we don't want either is to appear like an appendage of US policies.feedback

Philippe Defosses

The more companies report effectively on climate related risks and opportunities, the easier it becomes for investors to allocate the substantial amounts of capital required to implement the Paris Agreement and to work on their own climate risk disclosure. There should be no resistance to the widespread adoption on the TCFD's recommendations given how – in most G20 countries – companies already have legal obligations to disclose material risks in their routine financial filings, including those that related to climate change.feedback

Ben van Beurden - Royal Dutch Shell

I agree that companies should be clear about how they plan to be resilient in the face of climate change and energy transition. I believe it is right that it should be transparent which companies are truly on firm foundations over the long-term. I applaud the task force for its work to achieve this aim and I have signed a letter confirming Shell's support for the initiative.feedback

Peter Damgaard Jensen

Investors are pleased to see this industry-led forum publish a robust framework applicable across all sectors and jurisdictions. Greater climate-related financial disclosure in line with the TCFD's four widely adoptable recommendations is crucial to secure more complete, meaningful, reliable and consistent data across all companies and sectors.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We assume that contact will take place, as the two presidents will at the same time be in one town, in one building, in one room.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

Probably it won't be right if they could not have a talk ... on many issues.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

Anyway, they (Putin and Trump) will be present at the same event, in the same city, at the same time. Anyway, there will be a possibility for such a meeting. Let's wait for this G20 summit . But I repeat again: to our regret, there have so far been no definite arrangements regarding this (meeting).feedback

Talal Malik

He has made significant inroads in winning the support of one, if not the, key demographic in the kingdom – its youth, who wish to contribute to building a modern and dynamic G20 country.feedback

Angela Merkel

There's not just trade - it must be based on rules and needs to be fair.feedback

Angela Merkel

I don't think that changes anything about the arguments in favour of this accord ... so we need to continue with this but I think we have set out an ambitious path and implementing that is now the most important task.feedback

Angela Merkel

Open markets and free, fair sustainable and inclusive trade is a key focus of our G20 presidency. We'll do all we can to get as broad an agreement on this as possible in Hamburg. Given the new American administration that's not easy but nonetheless we need to make the effort.feedback

Ulrike Demmer

The Canadian Prime Minister himself has already denied this and rejected the assertion in this media report.feedback

Jennifer Morgan - Greenpeace

Paris is non-negotiable and the leadership shown by the G6 countries, along with the cities, states and businesses in the US in moving the agreement forward swiftly is fundamental. Real leaders can and should deliver on clean energy promises in a way that is equitable and strengthens communities. Now it's time for G6 countries to match their words with actions and announce how they will increase their climate ambition going into the G20 meeting.feedback

Angela Merkel

There will be issues where not everyone gets what we want. Germany is looking for allies on issues that are important to us. Because if I talk with someone, I can no longer simply say he is stupid.feedback

David Victor

All the issues around Turkey, Syria, and Russia are going to play out in Europe as much as here. I think [Trump] is going start learning, especially as the G20 process unfolds, that pissing off the Europeans for no reason is not a good idea.feedback

Mindy Lubber - CERES

Climate change action must be an urgent priority in the G20 countries, especially the United States, whose commitment is in question.feedback

Angela Merkel

We do not want isolation. We want open trade and to fight against protectionism. This will be a tough issue within the G20 negotiations, but when working on a political document, it would of course be a great support for us if the economies in all G20 countries supported it.feedback

Angela Merkel

We are 20 different countries, with 20 different political systems, with 20 different development levels. Everything must be unanimously approved. Anyone who tries to withdraw from international competition, can perhaps deliver short-term advantages. But over the medium- and long-term, their own capacity to innovate will be weakened.feedback

Angela Merkel

The existence of the G20 means that isolation and protectionism are dead-ends and not ways forward.feedback

Philip Hammond

I think there is an appetite among G20, G7 partners to look for areas where we can demonstrate by our actions, rather than words, to the new U.S. administration how these multilateral organizations can help the U.S. administration to achieve its objectives. The new administration comes into office with, shall we say, a degree of skepticism about the value of the multilateral organizations. It's for the multilateral organizations to demonstrate their value.feedback

Mark Carney - Bank of England

A decade of hard fought financial reform creates enormous opportunities. It is all too easy to give into protectionism, but the road less taken is often the most rewarding. One path builds on the foundations of a new responsible global financial system that are being put in place … The high road leads to more jobs, higher sustainable growth, and better risk management across the G20. But there is another path – the low road – where trust and cooperation diminish, fragmentation hardens, capital flows are disrupted, and trade and innovation are curtailed.feedback

Mark Carney - Bank of England

It is all too easy to give in to protectionism, but the road less taken is often the most rewarding. All the conditions are in place for following the high road of mutual recognition and co-operation both with Europe and across the G20.feedback

Brigitte Zypries

The message must be: we are working together to make the opportunities of the digital revolution usable for all and to regulate it through a framework of rules. They export their products and services very successfully in the world, also to Germany, and are reliant on free trade. The United States also needs our machines and products to build up American industry.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We have a lot of things to discuss in economy, security and regional conflicts. We're ready for discussions and talks but the other side should demonstrate and manifest their goodwill and readiness for constructive cooperation and work. Helsinki would be an appropriate venue for organizing such events. If it happens we would be glad to participate and I would be glad to attend. If not, probably in the format of regular meetings in G20 we'll have that event, that meeting.feedback

David Waskow

This will raise a level of concern with other countries. At the same time, they're going to keep going with their own actions, and they have their own domestic reasons to keep moving forward. I think what will happen is that over time, countries will continue pressing forward, in venues like the G7 and the G20, and the United States will become more and more isolated if it doesn't get on board.feedback

Simon Derrick - Bank of New York

If they are going to push on trade, then you have to expect that the U.S. will want to talk to its major trade partners about where it feels there is unfairness in the relationships, . None of us knows, but it gives me a hint that if there is a belief in the U.S. that some nations have manipulated their currencies then they will be looking at ways of addressing that (and) that would be aiming at a weaker dollar.feedback

Pierre Moscovici - European Union

We have a new administration in Washington which still has to define precisely its narrative, especially in the context of what was said in the campaign. I think Mnuchin is an articulate, constructive, and pragmatic man. More work needs to be done to find common ground. It was not ready here. It is not a total surprise.feedback

Domenico Lombardi

It'd be in the interest of Germany and Europe to establish a strong, bilateral relationship with the new Treasury secretary rather than questioning his authority. The alternative for them would be to negotiate directly with Trump and that would be worse.feedback

Ipek Ozkardeskaya

European equity markets have started the week with a heavy risk-off sentiment after the G20 communiqué explicitly reflected U.S. intentions to establish trade protectionist measures. As the world's number one economy is preparing to set significant barriers against the world, investors are increasingly worried.feedback

Kenneth Broux

This G20 is not really a big deal for the market, partly because the language on FX was maintained. The disagreement on trade and protectionism is new, but the meeting at a later date between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese premier Li could be more pertinent to where trade negotiations are headed.feedback

Tim Condon

Multilateralism is out. The U.S. administration will pursue its America First agenda through bilateral negotiations with countries running large trade surpluses with the U.S. Germany is one and in his meeting with German Chancellor Merkel, President Trump complained that the U.S. had been treated 'very, very unfairly' by its trading partners.feedback

Gabriel Felbermayr

The weak wording on trade is a defeat for the German G20 presidency. This is particularly true in the light of the fact that Germany is one of the world's strongest export nations and relies on open markets to maintain its prosperity like hardly any other country. The lack of a rejection of protectionism is a clear breach of tradition. Now everything is possible.feedback

Volker Treier

The result is a warning shot for every trading nation and this means also for the German economy. The German economy has to adapt itself to the fact that 'America First' will also mean a loss for us. So instead of a win-win situation, there will probably be a lose-lose situation. The German G20 presidency is not over yet. Now it's up to the state and government leaders at the G20 summit in Hamburg to send a clear signal.feedback

Wolfgang Schäuble

The risks for the global economy continue to persist of course, some even say they have rather increased, . This is why it's all the more important that we are well prepared.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

This is my first G20, so what was in the past communiqué is not necessarily relevant from my standpoint. I understand what the president's desire is and his policies, and I negotiated them from here. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. We believe in free trade, we are in one of the largest markets in the world, we are one of the largest trading partners in the world, trade has been good for us, it has been good for other people. Having said that, we want to re-examine certain agreements.feedback

Wolfgang Schäuble

Of course we have different points of view. By the way some colleagues are new (here). But we've had goodwill and we the experience and know how inside the international organisations to move on even in difficult times.feedback

Wolfgang Schäuble

We were all convinced that world trade leads to global growth. It is not that we were not united. It was totally undisputed that we are against protectionism. But it is not very clear what (protectionism) means to each (minister).feedback

Pierre Moscovici - European Union

It is not the best meeting we had, but we avoided backtracking. I hope in Hamburg the wording will be different. We need it. It is the raison d´etre for the G20.feedback

Michael Sapin

I regret nevertheless that our discussions today were not able to reach a satisfactory conclusion on two priorities that are absolutely essential in today's world.feedback

Taro Aso

I told my G20 counterparts that while the global economy was recovering gradually, downside risks existed so it was important to reconfirm a G20 commitment to use all available tools, individually and collectively, to ensure economic stability.feedback

Wolfgang Schäuble

It's about the right wording, it's about the openness of the world trade systems in the final communique.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

It is not our desire to get into trade wars. It is our desire to deal with where there is imbalance in certain trading relationships, that we have a means to address that. And that's something that is important. If you look at our economic policies again, it makes sense for us to readdress certain things.feedback

Angel Gurria - OECD

At the G20 from the very beginning we have been promoting trade as an element of growth, as an element also that can detonate investment flows, which is very crucial for the growth of tomorrow.feedback

Wolfgang Schäuble

I don't know the exact wording but nobody has raised the issue of protectionism yet and I don't believe that we have to deal with this a lot. It's about finding the right wording, it's about how we phrase the openness of the world trade system in the final communique.feedback

Taro Aso

We agreed that it was important to maintain the G7 and G20 agreements on currency policy. I didn't get any push back (from Mnuchin).feedback

Andres Jaime - Barclays

In an environment where the Fed seems comfortable with a slow pace of rates ... volatility remaining very low, for sure risky assets are going to perform well.feedback

David Lafferty - Natixis Global Asset Management

The most important thing is he goes over there and helps dial down the Trump rhetoric. Globally people are quite worried about Trump's trade and immigration policies and [the U.S.] pulling back from the world stage. Clearly Trump's 'America First' policy is going to be a little dented if the dollar is too strong.feedback

Ilya Feygin - WallachBeth Capital

The next big thing is the G20 meeting, which could move currencies. I think the U.S. is going to push for a weaker dollar.feedback

David Lafferty - Natixis Global Asset Management

The fear baked into global markets is some sort of letdown in Trump's policies not able to get through Congress.feedback

David Lafferty - Natixis Global Asset Management

Some of this sector rotation again is built off the idea of the Trump rally continuing to run into these hurdles. You're going to continue to see a lot of churn in the industries that are doing well versus the ones that are underperforming.feedback

Wolfgang Schäuble

There are differing views on this subject. That's my expectation. I'll tell him the arguments that from my point of view speak against changing the tax system of the whole world. I hope that we'll achieve sensible results. I'm not that pessimistic.feedback

Haruhiko Kuroda - Bank of Japan

Not only the G20 but the IMF and OECD have said protectionism damages global trade and global economic growth, and that it is necessary to maintain free trade and investment. Japan's stance on this will not change. The momentum for inflation to accelerate to 2 per cent remains in place but lacks strength. The BOJ will continue to promote powerful monetary easing ... to achieve its price target at the earliest date possible.feedback

Wolfgang Schäuble

There are differing views on this subject. It's possible that we explicitly exclude the topic of trade in Baden-Baden and say that can only be resolved at the summit of the state and government leaders. This is not the ideal solution, but it would not be such a big deal. That's my expectation. I'll tell him the arguments that from my point of view speak against changing the tax system of the whole world. I hope that we'll achieve sensible results. I'm not that pessimistic.feedback

Masashi Murata - Brown Brothers Harriman

The market faces a series of event-related risks. It's hard to predict whether that would be the Dutch elections, the Fed policy decision, (U.S. President Donald Trump's) budget proposal or the G20 meeting, but the dollar faces significant downside risks.feedback

Yoshinori Shigemi - JPMorgan Asset Management

The G20 will be an important event for the dollar. I had assumed, until last week, that the dollar would gain on a rise in U.S. rates. But if the G20 say something like they want to reduce trade imbalances, that could give rise to the speculation that they may not want a strong dollar.feedback

Carl Weinberg - High Frequency Economics

Don't worry about good old China. Its growth rate is still among the fastest in the G20, and China contributes more to global GDP growth than any other country by a quantum.feedback

David Cameron

If the Prime Minister of the country that you live in breaks off from the G20 summit in Mexico - he's in a meeting with the 19 most important people in the world and he comes out and makes a press statement about your tax affairs - that is going to need dealing with right now.feedback

Chung Woo-taik

It's despicable and arrogant. China is a G20 nation that should be leading the development of world order.feedback

Gal Luft

We don't have sufficient informal channels right now, partly because there are no people in the Trump's team liaising specifically with Beijing to conduct high trust conversations. But that can be done once you find the right people. The phone call is not good enough. With Trump, you need to sit down and get to know him and engage in a deeper level of communication. When you have an atmosphere of friendship, everything looks much easier to solve. In an atmosphere of acrimony, every small thing could evolve into a big fight.feedback

Steve Tsang

We are many months away from the Hamburg summit. Will Trump leave his rather strong and worrying campaign promises over China alone in the meantime? No one knows.feedback

James Woolsey

The key is to not get bogged down in rhetoric, but to start working together on getting things done.feedback

Gal Luft

I would argue that the first five minutes of the meeting is the most critical part because we are dealing with two alpha males here. They need to understand each other, but more important, like each other.feedback

James Woolsey

If we can somehow get the people from the two governments ... into a world in which they are working together to start to get things built, a lot of the agonies will go away, or at least be damped down.feedback

Yuan Peng

This is the most urgent thing for both countries to work at in the near future. All of a sudden, if something happens, who do we contact? That's the biggest risk in the next few months. So my suggestion is for two top leaders to find some ways to meet as soon as possible because both Trump and Xi are quite unique and strong leaders.feedback

Gal Luft

Personal chemistry that will emerge, or not, from this will define the relationship and I cannot over emphasise this point. If they like each other, they can do business together and call each other when things are not right. But if the chemistry is not that good, then the relationship will develop in a totally different trajectory.feedback

Yuan Peng

[It] largely depends on Trump because we have made it very clear that our leader will attend both G20 and Apec. As long as Trump shows up, we will try our best to arrange bilateral talks for the leaders.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

This has been good background on Syria, on how we can resume the talks. That was the aim of today, the road ahead is still long, we all know that, especially those new to the talks, our new American colleague was engaged in the debate, so it bodes well for Geneva.feedback

Angela Merkel

We have to see what the U.S. administration does and then we have to decide whether to react or not to react. I have often said that I support multilateralism and mutual trade agreements. I believe the world mastered the financial and banking crisis because we reacted together in the G20. It's in the German interest to ideally strengthen the similarities that both sides share from our side, from the cooperation of intelligence agencies to issues of defence.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

Japan is guiding policy in line with agreements made by the G7 and G20 countries. There will be no change to that stance.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

(But) it's hardly possible to talk about any kind of deals (over sanctions). To start with we must fix the date and time of a meeting between the two presidents. Aides are working on this now. We have seen a readiness to solve difficult problems through dialogue, which President Putin has long been calling for and unfortunately in previous years did not find a response (to).feedback

Angela Merkel

As heads of state and government [of the G20], we said: 'We must resolve the problem facing us together'. And the response to overcome that financial crisis was not a response based on closing oneself off, but a response which called for cooperation, for common rules, for regulation of financial markets.feedback

Alexander Karrer

A decline in correspondent banking relationships can adversely affect growth, financial inclusion, remittances flows as well as the stability and integrity of the global financial system.feedback

Mark Carney - Bank of England

With the right information, you can have optimists and pessimists (on climate change) ... back decisions with capital. This is about giving people the right information.feedback

Mark Carney - Bank of England

The disclosure recommendations will give financial markets the information they need to manage risks, and seize opportunities, stemming from climate change.feedback

Mark Carney - Bank of England

It remains the case that only one third of the top 1,000 U.S. companies produce broadly comparable information on the climate risks they face.feedback

Mark Wilson - Aviva

Only then will climate risk become integral to corporate governance and how we all do business.feedback

Olivier Guersent

The EU and U.S. have been the key driving force in putting forward the G20 agenda. We know why exactly we did it - because of the 2009 crisis.feedback

Angela Merkel

We must solve this problem together, so that we don't have a situation where one country wreaks damage on other countries.feedback

Theresa May

Now we want to go further and look at how we can make our support even more effective because my aim is not simply for the UK to have the lowest corporate tax rate in the G20 but also a tax system that is profoundly pro-innovation.feedback

Michael Knights

This is almost of the G20 nations playing quite an active and productive role. It's not just the U.S. ... it's a lot more international than most people think.feedback

Haruhiko Kuroda - Bank of Japan

I don't think there was a strong feeling shared among (G20 nations) that monetary policy was reaching its limits or that an over-reliance on monetary policy was causing big problems.feedback

Christine Lagarde - International Monetary Fund

The prime minister's enthusiasm, passion and very articulate indication at the G20, for instance, of what the policy mix is going to be is a good step in that direction.feedback

Shelagh Whitley

We see that Germany is a champion on climate, and that they may be able to take a stronger role than other G20 countries in ensuring that this happens.feedback

Alex Doukas - Oil Change International

Time is running out. Every dollar wasted on fossil fuel subsidies pushes us closer to climate disaster and makes the transition to clean energy more difficult.feedback

Alex Doukas - Oil Change International

As more governments take the important step of ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change, they must stop giving handouts to big polluters, which undermine the spirit and the letter of the Paris deal.feedback

John Danilovich - International Chamber of Commerce

We agree with the G20's analysis that the benefits of trade and open markets must be communicated to the wider public more effectively. It's vital that business and governments work together to explain how and why trade matters for all.feedback

James Zimmerman - Chamber of Commerce

President Xi accurately raised the alarm on the need to counter the increase in protectionism around the world.feedback

Koichi Hagiuda

We should turn the G-20 group into an action team, instead of a talk shop.feedback

Barack Obama

We think it's important that the press have access to the work that we're doing - that they have the ability to answer questions. And we don't leave our values and ideals behind when we take these trips. But none of this detracts from the broader scope of the relationship.feedback

Barack Obama

The bilateral discussions that we had yesterday were extremely productive and continue to point to big areas of cooperation.feedback

Barack Obama

Just as I believe the Paris agreement will ultimately prove to be a turning point for our planet, I believe that history will judge today's effort as pivotal. Today we are moving the world significantly closer to the goal that we have set.feedback

Xi Jinping

It "speaks to the shared ambition and resolve of China and the United States in addressing global issues.feedback

Theresa May

The message for the G20 is that Britain is open for business as a bold, confident, outward-looking country and we will be playing a key role on the world stage. My ambition is that Britain will be a global leader in free trade.feedback

Barack Obama

We're also setting the stage so that the next U.S. administration comes in with a relationship that is on a strong and productive footing.feedback

Xi Jinping

China will continue to firmly safeguard its sovereignty and maritime rights in the South China Sea. At the same time, it will persist in peacefully resolving disputes through consultations with parties directly involved.feedback

Andrew Steer - World Resources Institute

If we're to move from today's high-carbon, low-efficiency world economy to tomorrow's high-efficiency, low-carbon world economy, quite a lot needs to shift.feedback

Lutz Weischer - Germanwatch

In the real world, there is still a long way to go, particularly for the G20, and they need to reflect that in a more serious way.feedback

Josh Earnest

But I would anticipate that this is an issue that the President will engage in, in the context of discussions at the G20.feedback

Christine Lagarde - International Monetary Fund

It is easy to blame trade for all the ills afflicting a country, but curbing free trade would be stalling an engine that has brought unprecedented welfare gains around the world over many decades.feedback

Zhou Hao - Commerzbank

While many factories have been shut down before the G20 summit, overall manufacturing activities are still elevated, reflecting improving growth momentum.feedback

Mark Wilson - Aviva

Climate change, in particular, represents the mother of all risks – to business and to society as a whole. And that risk is magnified by the way in which fossil fuel subsidies distort the energy market. These subsidies are simply unsustainable.feedback

Jack Lew - U.S Treasury

There are very real concerns about globalization and technology, but the answer cannot be to close ourselves off.feedback

Wang Youming

Japan is getting entangled in the South and East China Sea issues, cozying up to the Philippines, and urging China to respect the result of the so-called 'arbitration' case.feedback

Xia Junyan

Nobody earlier expected steel mills to have heydays and make a big profit this year.feedback

Stephanie Pfeifer

Governments must ratify the Paris agreement swiftly and have a responsibility to implement policies that drive better disclosure of climate risk, curb fossil fuel subsidies and put in place strong pricing signals sufficient to catalyse the significant private sector investment in low carbon solutions.feedback

Vinod Nair - Geojit BNP Paribas

Markets are receiving mixed signals over the uncertainty clouding GST as of now but if it's passed then FII (foreign institutional investor) inflow will increase, which could benefit the market.feedback

Taro Aso

If you ask me whether a weakening yuan is a good thing for China, I cannot say so. Whether up or down, a rapid yuan movement is undesirable.feedback

Philip Hammond

It's right at the top of the agenda here at the G20. It's a new factor affecting the global economic outlook and it has increased the uncertainty which the world economy faces.feedback

Zhou Hao - Commerzbank

It seems to me China's central bank has put a brake on CNY depreciation, at least temporarily.feedback

Chris Beauchamp

With a busy calendar today, that might see some more small downside for equities.feedback

Frederic Neumann

There might be sort of a reminder to the Japanese officials: 'Hey, remember not to massage your currency too overtly.feedback

Frederic Neumann

The Chinese renminbi is moving a little bit over time but I don't think it's really something that...bugs G20 policymakers at the moment.feedback

Mark Carney - Bank of England

Carbon pricing is the cleanest way to regulate to stabilize emissions.feedback

Jack Lew - U.S Treasury

Japan should deploy a flexible fiscal policy in the near term that provides a supportive fiscal impulse, while accelerating the implementation of structural reforms, including labour market reforms and opening the service sector to increased competition.feedback

Jack Lew - U.S Treasury

Tax evasion and tax avoidance hurt government budgets, reduce the equity of our tax systems and hinder global growth.feedback

Jack Lew - U.S Treasury

In addition, we are about to propose a regulation that would require the beneficial owners of single-member limited liability companies to identify themselves to the Internal Revenue Service, thus closing a loophole that some have been able to exploit.feedback

Christine Lagarde - International Monetary Fund

Well, they better change things, because they only go to show that the initial work that was started back in 2010/2011, under the French presidency of the G20 for that matter, is not mission accomplished – far from it – and a lot more work needs to be done and it needs to be constantly upgraded and continued because there is no limit to imagination by some.feedback

Charles St-Arnaud - Nomura Holdings

It would be a bit strange for the BOJ to start intervening. You're just a month after the G20 where (Japan) pledged not to use competitive devaluation to their advantage and to let market forces determine the currency.feedback

Xi Jinping

In regard to capacity cuts, China's measure is the strongest and most practical, and we will fulfill our promises.feedback

Xi Jinping

To seek harmony and coexistence has been in the genes of the Chinese nation throughout history and it represents the very essence of eastern civilisation. The logic that a strong country is bound to seek hegemony no longer applies and the willful use of force will lead nowhere.feedback

Ray Attrill

Expectations for any substantive commitments out of G20 were sufficiently low such that we shouldn't expect any significant market response early this week.feedback

Christine Lagarde - International Monetary Fund

Because there is uncertainty, as to what the terms would be under which the UK would be out of the European Union, it's difficult to assess exactly the consequences of it. But most likely it will be less fluid, and not more fluid. We are bound to conclude without having yet done the study, and we will try to do as fair and thorough a study as we can, that it will be a negative if it was to succeed.feedback

Wolfgang Schäuble

It would not be reasonable to expect a crisis response in an environment that is not a crisis.feedback

Hong Lei

We are always in support of the European integration process, (and are) willing to see the EU play a bigger role internationally. (We) also hope Britain and the EU can appropriately handle the relevant issue.feedback

Wolfgang Schäuble

Talking about further stimulus just distracts from the real tasks at hand.feedback

Christine Lagarde - International Monetary Fund

Policymakers do not need to invent yet another trick, but they need to deliver steadily on the commitments they have made. There has to be action on all fronts.feedback

Lee Ferridge - State Street Global Markets

We're stuck in a range, waiting for direction and some are looking to the G20 meeting this weekend for some sort of sign.feedback

Alessandro Balsotti - JCI Capital

We're getting closer to the G20 meeting but the market doesn't look to be expecting much out of it.feedback

Jiang Jianqing - Icbc

China's current account balance situation is good, and there is no basis for continued renminbi depreciation.feedback

Charles Collyns

We're concerned that if you have sustained financial turmoil, increasing risk aversion, further falls in risk assets, further turbulence, particularly in China, that could be enough to tip the global economy over the edge into recession territory.feedback

Christine Lagarde - International Monetary Fund

The G20 I think, is going to have to focus on spillovers, on spillbacks and on the combination of various policies in play at the moment.feedback

Xu Gao - China Everbright

We think growth could be 6.7-6.8 percent this year. The risk of a hard landing is not big. The risk of a hard landing may come from improper government policies. If policies are right, the risk of a hard landing is very small.feedback

Zhao Chenxin - National Development and Reform Commission

China's status as the world's largest holder of foreign exchange reserves has not changed, the large-scale trade surplus has not changed and the steady progress in the yuan internationalisation has not changed.feedback

Xu Gao - China Everbright

After the Lunar New Year, the cabinet and government ministries have all sent out positive signals. For the economy, there is still lots of room for the government to step up investment. 2016 is the first year of the 13th five-year plan (2016-2020) and the government will ensure growth of at least 6.5 percent this year.feedback

Tao Wang - UBS

We expect the economy to continue to slow and corporate balance sheets to worsen. However, we see the risk of an immediate systematic financial crisis as very small, due to high domestic saving and ample banking liquidity, extensive government ownership of banks and many debtors, and capital controls.feedback