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ADB President Takehiko Nakao, far left, and finance ministers from India, Indonesia and Pakistan speak at a panel discussion on the sidelines of the ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama on May 6.
Economy

Protectionism will not be able to stop global trade

Finance ministers at ADB meeting say trade momentum is too strong

TSUBASA SURUGA, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

YOKOHAMA -- Despite fears of rising protectionism in the global economy, trade expansion will continue and remain an unstoppable force. This was the key message delivered by the finance ministers of India, Pakistan and Indonesia at a panel discussion held on the sidelines of the Asian Development Bank's 50th annual meeting on Saturday.

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