BERLIN Feb 16 German Finance Minister Wolfgang
Schaeuble and his new U.S. counterpart Steven Mnuchin spoke on
the phone on Wednesday and agreed to work together closely, a
spokeswoman in Berlin said on Thursday.
"In the conversation, both ministers reaffirmed their keen
interest in constructive cooperation," the Finance Ministry
Schaeuble invited Mnuchin to the G20 meeting of finance
ministers and central bank governors in Baden-Baden in March and
Mnuchin confirmed his intention to participate, she added.
Schaeuble said on Tuesday he would try to dissuade Mnuchin
from deregulating the financial markets after U.S. President
Donald Trump had ordered reviews of major banking rules that
were put in place after the financial crisis.
ECB policymaker Jens Weidmann on Thursday also warned
against rolling back jointly agreed rules which force banks to
build bigger buffers against future crises.
(Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Michael Nienaber;
Editing by Paul Carrel)