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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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Apr 3, 2014

United States steps up pressure on Japan to make good on trade promises

WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) – The United States pressed
Japan on Thursday to open its farm and auto markets to overseas
competition and said it could not expect special treatment in a
Pacific trade pact covering one-third of global imports and
exports.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told U.S. lawmakers
that Japan’s reluctance to lower trade barriers was holding up
agreement on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, which
would stretch from Asia to Latin America.

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    • About Krista

      "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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