Russian television said the G20 had gone better for Putin than Western media had predicted and that U.S. President Barack Obama was the leader left isolated.
Russia denied any involvement in an escalation of the separatist war in eastern Ukraine, where more than 4,000 people have been killed since April
With reports saying that Russian troops are pouring into eastern Ukraine, Western leaders and Putin may be heading for a showdown at the G20 summit
The Australian defence ministry confirmed that a small fleet of Russian ships was heading for eastern Australia, ahead of the G20 conference in Brisbane
Economic forum expected to forge deal on 'bail-in' bond cushion for banks by November
The BRICS countries are seeking greater economic autonomy and stability through the $100 billion project