G7 to issue statement on forex at 1000 GMT - sources

BRUSSELS Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:28am EST

BRUSSELS Feb 12 (Reuters) - The Group of Seven industrialised nations will make a statement on exchange rates at 1000 GMT on Tuesday, sources told Reuters, reacting to weeks of flaring rhetoric about a currency war.

"(British finance minister George) Osborne told the meeting of finance ministers that a statement was due at 1000 GMT," said one of the sources who was present at a meeting of European Union finance ministers in Brussels.