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The Prospective Agenda for the
2006 G8 Finance Ministers Meetings

Laura Sunderland
Senior Researcher, G8 Research Group
June 1, 2006

See also Prospective Agenda for G8 St Petersburg Summit
See also Prospective Agenda for G8 Foreign Ministers
See also Sherpa Meetings

G7 Finance Ministers Meeting I, London/Moscow: February 9-11, 2006
G7 Finance Ministers Meeting II, Washington: April 21 2006
G7 Finance Ministers Meeting III, Sharm-el-Sheikh: May 21, 2006
G7 Finance Ministers Meeting IV, St. Petersburg: June 9-10 2006
Notes
Earlier versions


This prospective agenda for the 2006 G8 Finance Ministers Meetings is compiled by the G8 Research Group from public sources as an aid to researchers and other stakeholders interested in the G8. It will be updated periodically as planning evolves and as more information becomes available about its intended and actual agenda.


G8 Finance Ministers Meeting IV, St. Petersburg: June 9-10, 2006

On May 22, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown said that he would press his fellow G8 finance ministers to boost funding for education in developing nations. Brown stated "In St. Petersburg in June, I will press other G8 finance ministers to commit to their share." [1]

On January 18, 2006, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin stated that the second meeting of the G8 Finance Ministers will be held in June, 2006 in St. Petersburg. [2]

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G7 Finance Ministers Meeting, London: February 9, 2006

The G7 Finance Ministers met in London on February 9 without Russia, before heading to Moscow on February 10, 2006.[3]

G8 Finance Ministers Meeting I, Moscow: February 10-11, 2006

The G8 Finance Ministers, along with Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank and representatives from South Africa, India, China and Brazil met at the National Hotel in Moscow. The Finance Ministers released a signed communiquŽ detailing their discussions.

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G7 Finance Ministers Meeting II, Washington: April 21, 2006

The G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors met on Friday, April 21 in Washington D.C., just prior to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual spring meeting, which will be held over the weekend.[4] The ministers discussed rising oil prices and fluctuations in global currency rates,[5] including Chinese currency reform.[6] They will also discussed IMF reforms, including the issue of how to better represent emerging economies.[7] The ministers were expected to discuss debt relief and debt cancellation for the poorest countries.[8] Contrary to previous speculation on who will be invited to this meeting, Finance Ministers from China, India and Brazil did not attend.[9] Russia attended the meeting and participated in the majority of G7 discussions, according to Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin.[10]

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G7 Finance Ministers Meeting II, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt: May 21, 2006

The G8 Finance Ministers met with the Ministers of Finance of the Broader Middle East and North Africa Region.


Notes

[1] Dow Jones Commodities Service (May 22, 2006), "UK To Press G8 Nations to Boost Education Aid."

[2] RIA Novosti (January 18, 2006), "G8 foreign ministers to meet in Moscow in June."

[3] Market News International (February 8, 2006), "G7 Deputy FinMins to Meet Without Russians in London Thurs-FT."

[4] Agence France Presse (April 16, 2006), "G7 powers to meet as oil prices smash new highs."

[5] Agence France Presse (April 16, 2006), "G7 powers to meet as oil prices smash new highs."

[6] AFX News Limited (April 14, 2006), "G7 finance ministers to discuss oil, rates, yuan - Japan."

[7] Agence France Presse (April 16, 2006), "G7 powers to meet as oil prices smash new highs."

[8] Agence France Presse (April 16, 2006), "G7 powers to meet as oil prices smash new highs."

[9] Mike Dolan (April 13, 2006), "Analysis - Growth boom gets G7 off the hook on imbalances," Reuters.

[10] Pavel Kusnetsov and Andrei Sitov (April 21), "Russia to promote G8 summit agenda at Washington meetings," ITAR-TASS World Service.

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Earlier Versions

January 16, 2006
January 23, 2006
January 30, 2006
February 6, 2006
February 16, 2006


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