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International relations

Currency declines draw scrutiny as G-20 grapples with trade war

Washington wary as Beijing's hand seen behind yuan's depreciation

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The rapid decline of emerging-market currencies was at the forefront of discussions among finance ministers and central bankers here as they feared market turmoil would further roil a global economy already contending with a trade war.

The meeting of officials from the world's largest economies concluded Sunday with a communique calling for greater dialogue amid heated trade tensions between China and the U.S.

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