G-20 Foreign Ministers To Discuss Trade Imbalances

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Central bankers and finance ministers from the Group of 20 leading nations are in Paris to talk about how to level trade and currency imbalances. The group met in November in South Korea but didn't come away with a plan to ease tensions over those issues.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

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INSKEEP: Central bankers and finance ministers from the Group of 20 leading nations are in Paris today and tomorrow. They're talking about how to level trade and currency imbalances. The group met in November in South Korea, but did not come away with a plan to ease tensions over those issues, and that keeps the pressure on China.

The country is a huge exporter, and critics say it's keeping its currency at artificially low levels, which contributes to economic imbalances around the world.

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