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Coronavirus

IMF downgrades China GDP growth outlook to 5.6%

G-20 gathers as virus shock looms on global economy

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed al-Jadaan seen walking at the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Feb. 22.   © Reuters

RIYADH (Kyodo) -- The finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies on Saturday agreed to coordinate efforts as the new coronavirus outbreak in China emerges as a potential risk to the global economy, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said.

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