The world's top economies have adopted several soft targets, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity has finally passed.
Profit shifting and base erosion have been watchwords of the G20 this year.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said the outcomes of the G20 summit shows that everyone is aiming towards balanced economic growth.
Five potential flashpoints may well derail any global recovery.
Currency reserves are hoped to guard against financial shocks, while China has committed to contributing the "lion's share".
Two Chinese pandas have landed in Paris for a new zoo life, in a loan sealed after years of top-level negotiations between China and France.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde will be taking her European rescue talks to Russia in her first official foreign trip, before visiting China and Japan.
President Jacob Zuma says all G20 countries should help curb the negative effects of the global financial crisis on poor and developing countries.
Hundreds of anti-capitalists have poured into the French city of Nice for a march to protest corporate greed ahead of the Group of 20 summit.
The IMF is not seeking more funds from Gulf Arab oil exporters to bolster its resources and the region faces no major danger from the eurozone crisis.
Were we expecting too much from the G20 summit or were we hoping for failure?
The G20 summit failed to tackle growing concerns that currency wars between Washington and Beijing will undermine hard-won stability.
If the continent opens up he could emerge as Africa's champion.
The G20 summit has symbolic importance because for the first time the world's new top table has met outside countries of the G7.
Leaders of G20 nations must put the interests of the global economy ahead of their national economies, President Jacob Zuma said in Seoul on Thursday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged China to work closely with the G20 and introduce greater political freedoms.
Canadian police are a confusing bunch. With Toronto locked down for the G20 summit, several have been cycling around the deserted streets on bikes.
Toronto police clashed with protesters for a second straight day on Sunday, in the downtown core near the just-finished G20 summit of world leaders.
Masked protesters rioted across downtown Toronto on Saturday, setting police cars ablaze and smashing store windows in opposition to the G20 summit.