March 17, 2020 / 12:51 AM / 15 days ago

G7 finance leaders to hold conference call Tuesday - Japan finmin Aso

TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters) - The Group of Seven finance leaders are expected to hold a conference call on Tuesday evening Tokyo time to exchange information on steps to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said.

Japan’s government is compiling a package of economic measures, including a broad range of steps on tax and fiscal policy, to mitigate damage from the coronavirus, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said separately.

The ministers spoke in news conferences after a regular cabinet meeting. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto and Kaori Kaneko, writing by Leika Kihara Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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