March 3, 2020 / 7:29 AM / a month ago

France and ECB call for a coordinated response to coronavirus

PARIS, March 3 (Reuters) - France and the European Central Bank want a strong and coordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak at euro zone and G7 level, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.

“We want a strong and coordinated answer at euro zone and G7”, Le Maire said on Twitter, after a call with ECB President Christine Lagarde on economic and financial reaction to the spreading coronavirus.

G7 finance ministers are expected to hold a conference call on Tuesday to discuss measures to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, sources told Reuters. (Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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