G20 host Indonesia hopes for progress in finance chief talks despite war friction

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By Gayatri Suroyo JAKARTA (Reuters) – G20 finance leaders will meet in Bali this week for talks that are due to include issues like global food security and soaring inflation, as host Indonesia tries to ensure frictions over the war in Ukraine do not blow discussions off course. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine overshadowed a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of 20 major economies last week, as Russia’s top diplomat walked out of a meeting and accused the West of “frenzied criticism”. Indonesia hopes to issue a communique when talks wrap up on Saturday though its central bank governor sa…

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