Financial representatives of the G7 countries came away from an informal two-day gathering...

|By:, SA News Editor

Financial representatives of the G7 countries came away from an informal two-day gathering hosted by Britain's George Osborne satisfied that Japan's extraordinary monetary policy maneuvers are targeted at vanquishing deflation not exchange rate targeting. Although German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble did mention "the relatively high levels of liquidity" present in the market (the obligatory German nod to conservative monetary policy), U.S. Treasury officials said the "conversation [with Japan] was good." Osborne also noted that when it comes to fiscal policy, "there are more areas of agreement between [the G7] than is commonly assumed."