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Aso to meet with Mnuchin in Germany

  • March 14, 2017
  • , Jiji
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Jiji reported from Washington on the disclosure by an unnamed senior Treasury official on Monday that Secretary Mnuchin will hold talks with Finance Minister Aso on the margins of the G20 financial ministerial meeting to be held over the weekend in Baden-Baden, Germany. According to the official, Mnuchin and Aso will exchange views on such issues as international money laundering and the bilateral economic dialogue to be launched in April when Vice President Pence visits Japan in April. As for the G20 confab, the Treasury official projected that the participants will confirm the importance of avoiding a “currency war.” 

 

Kyodo News also reported that Secretary Mnuchin and Minister Aso will meet in Germany amid market speculation that Mnuchin could raise concern about a possible devaluation in the yen by Japanese monetary authorities.

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