March 23, 2020 / 12:45 PM / 8 days ago

G20 finance leaders reaffirm need for timely policy action - Japan finmin Aso

TOKYO, March 23 (Reuters) - Group of 20 finance leaders reaffirmed the need to take timely policy steps without hesitation to deal with risks posed by the coronavirus outbreak on the global economy, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Monday.

Speaking to reporters after attending a conference call with his G20 counterparts, Aso also said the nature of the current crisis was different from that of when global markets were rattled by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto and Leika Kihara; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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