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  • Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday he told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that Tokyo cannot accept discussions that link monetary policy to trade issues.

Reuters reported that the two countries also agreed that exchange-rate matters would be discussed between financial authorities, Aso told reporters after a meeting with Mnuchin.

“I told him that Japan cannot agree to any debate linking trade policy with monetary policy,”

Aso said.

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