Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of 20 wrapped up a meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, on Sunday with a pledge to do all they can to protect global economic growth from trade tensions and other issues. In a joint communiqué, the finance leaders from the world's 20 major economies said that risks from trade battles were "intensifying," though the statement refrained from mentioning any specific conflict by name. The communiqué also said the leaders expect global growth, which is currently stable, to pick up later this year. However, the final version of the communiqué did not include a statement calling for the "pressing need to resolve trade tensions."

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