BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 18 The world's
financial leaders are unlikely to make any reference to trade in
their final communique on Saturday because they have been unable
to find a wording that would suit the United States, officials
with knowledge of the talks said.
"Unless there is a last minute miracle, there is no
agreement on trade," one official, who declined to be named,
Germany, which holds the rotating presidency of the G20 and
hosted finance ministers and central bankers of the world's 20
top economies, saw the lack of any formal endorsement of free
trade as a failure.
"This is not a good outcome of the meeting," a G20 delegate
quoted Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann as saying.
(Reporting By Jan Strupczewski and Gernot Heller; Editing by