WRAPUP 2-G20 strikes hopeful tone, but officials fret over Greece

April 17, 2015 6:24 PM

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WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - The Group of 20 leading economies struck a hopeful tone on the outlook for global growth on Friday even as officials fretted that Athen's inability to strike a deal with its lenders could upset Europe's tentative recovery.

In a communique after a two-day meeting, G20 finance ministers and central bankers welcomed brighter economic signs in rich nations, but lamented weakness in emerging markets.

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