(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.
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
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.