PITTSBURGH (Kyodo) Finance Minister Hirohisa Fujii and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner agreed Thursday that domestic demand-led growth is good for the world economy and that the currency markets should not be manipulated, Fujii said.

“I told him that the new administration will make a shift to economic policies centered on domestic demand,” Fujii told reporters after their bilateral meeting in Pittsburgh. “That will also be a big plus for the world economy, not just for Japan.”

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