World Bank President Jim Yong Kim gestures as he makes remarks during a press briefing to open the the IMF and World Bank's 2017 Annual Spring Meetings in Washington, U.S. April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
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World finance leaders are gathering on U.S. President Donald Trump's home turf Thursday to try to nudge his still-evolving policies away from protectionism and show broad support for open trade and global integration.The International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings bring the two multilateral institutions' 189 members face-to-face with Trump's "America First" agenda for the first time, just two blocks from the White House.In addition to warnings on trade, the IMF Wednesday unveiled two studies pointing out dangers from fiscal proposals that Trump is considering.Lagarde also noted Wednesday that the IMF would listen to all of its members, and work for "free and fair" trade.
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