WASHINGTON Feb 11 The Group of Seven wealthy
nations are "very committed" to floating exchange rates, the
United States' top official for international economic affairs
said on Monday, amid heated rhetoric about a so-called currency
U.S. Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs Lael
Brainard also said the United States will focus on how to
strengthen global demand to boost the fledgling economic
recovery during the Group of 20 meetings in Moscow this
"It's extraordinarily important for G-20 members to continue
to support demand through avoiding a premature shift to
restraint," she told reporters at a briefing outlining U.S.
priorities for the meetings.