U.S. President Donald Trump (R) holds his first cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Finance ministers from the world's top nations gather in Germany Friday as fears grow that U.S. President Donald Trump could upend the global economic order with his America First policy.Within two months of moving into the White House, Trump has already torn up the trans-Pacific free trade pact, threatened punitive tariffs against multinationals with factories outside the United States and attacked "currency manipulation" by export giant China.U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin makes his first official foreign foray when he joins the G20 gathering of finance ministers and central bankers from Friday in the western German spa town of Baden-Baden.While declining to say if Washington will push for stronger language on the issue, the official said the G20 can be a "helpful" forum to promote issues of interest to the U.S. administration, including pledges to avoid devaluing currencies to gain a competitive trade advantage.For the EU's top economic official Pierre Moscovici, the G20 meeting is all the more important given the unknowns.
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