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Gist of G20 finance ministers’ meeting, Aso-Mnuchin talks

  • April 22, 2018
  • , Mainichi , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

G20 finance ministers’ meeting


  • Failed to iron out differences on trade issues, to continue dialogue


  • Many countries voiced concern about the spread of protectionism


  • Concerns voiced on monetary tightening in the Western countries and geopolitical risks


Aso-Mnuchin talks


  • Finance Minister Taro Aso conveyed concerns about the U.S.’s protectionist trade policies


  • Requested Japan’s exemption from U.S. steel import restrictions


  • Agreed on blocking North Korea’s illegal financial activities


  • Talks not focused on exchange rates
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