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'Almost everybody' at G20 agrees on open markets: Weidmann

Reuters 2017-04-21 22:53:15

WASHINGTON Financial leaders from the world's top 20 economies meeting in Washington agreed on the importance of open markets, the head of Germany's central bank said on Friday, in a sign that tensions with the Trump administration may be subsiding.

"Almost everybody underscored the importance of open markets and free market access," Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said during a news conference. "That was the consensus in the meeting."

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble added that he was "optimistic" about how talks were going.

(Reporting by Francesco Canepa; Editing by Paul Simao)