Aso, Mnuchin meet on G20 sidelines, to discuss economy, trade

Japan Economic Newswire |

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and his U.S. counterpart Steven Mnuchin held talks Thursday in which they were expected to exchange views on the global economy and trade policy.

In the meeting on the sidelines of a conference of finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies in Bali, Indonesia, Aso may push for Japanese banks to be exempt from sanctions on doing business with Iran.

The sanctions are set to come into effect in November following Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Aso may also bring up the issue of automobile tariffs being considered by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump has promised to shelve the tariffs while Tokyo and Washington negotiate a bilateral trade deal that could open up Japan's agricultural market.

==Kyodo

DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of equities.com. Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions. To read our full disclosure, please go to: http://www.equities.com/disclaimer

Comments

Watchlist

Symbol Last Price Change % Change
AAPL

     
AMZN

     
HD

     
JPM

     
IBM

     
BA

     
WMT

     
DIS

     
XOM

     

Blockchain in Mobility - Discussion at the EU Parliament

From the recent Blockchain For Europe Summit in Brussels: Panel on Mobility and Transportation