• Kyodo News


An upcoming meeting of Group of Seven financial chiefs in Rome will discuss the “Buy American” provision in the U.S. economic stimulus bill, Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said Tuesday.

Nakagawa said he has talked about the “protectionist” provision with new U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and other G7 finance ministers by phone ahead of the meeting slated for Friday and Saturday.

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