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“We no longer ex­pect that the G7 frame­work will func­tion as a con­trib­u­tor to eco­nomic growth in our re­gion.”

Ya­su­toshi Nishimura, Ja­pan’s deputy chief cabi­net sec­re­tary,

In­di­cat­ing that Ja­pan, the only Asian mem­ber of the G7, has be­gun to doubt the in­flu­ence of the or­ga­ni­za­tion as it has proved largely in­ef­fec­tive in re­solv­ing is­sues sur­round­ing the East Asian re­gion, quoted by The Ja­pan Times Tues­day.

“He’s frankly got no idea of what’s go­ing to be hap­pen­ing to the econ­omy be­cause we don’t know what kind of Brexit we are go­ing to get.”

Paul John­son, head of the think tank In­sti­tute for Fis­cal Stud­ies,

com­ment­ing on new Bri­tish fi­nance min­is­ter Sa­jid Javid’s re­marks that he will an­nounce higher pub­lic spend­ing on health, ed­u­ca­tion and the po­lice next week in or­der to “clear the decks for Brexit,” quoted by Reuters Wed­nes­day.

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