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Apr 11, 2014

Mexico’s Videgaray urges G20 to give U.S. time to OK IMF reforms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Group of 20 countries should give the United States time to get planned reforms to the International Monetary Fund through Congress and not rush into short-term workarounds, Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Thursday.

Australian Finance Minister Joe Hockey is urging G20 countries to find a way around an impasse in the U.S. Congress on reforms increasing funding and widening representation at the IMF, and options are due to be discussed on Friday morning.

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G20 to focus on boosting global growth, not Crimea: official

By Krista Hughes and Cecile Lefort

(Reuters) – Global financial leaders will thrash out details of individual country pledges to boost growth and overhaul their economies at this week’s meetings in Washington, a senior Australian official said on Tuesday.

Group of 20 countries pledged at their last meeting in Sydney in February to lift global output by an extra 2 percent over five years, with individual action plans due later this year.

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      "I write about trade from Washington DC, where I moved in August 2013. IN nine years with Reuters, I have written about the Latin American economy from Mexico City and European Central Bank from Frankfurt. In a previous life, I worked in Australia and covered the economy and national politics for local news agency AAP."
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