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G-20 heads give an amiable Mnuchin scope to define Trump's trade agenda

New Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin comes across as a voice of reason against Trump's bluster

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who met with Mr Mnuchin in Berlin before the Baden-Baden meeting, said Mr Mnuchin may not have had a clear mandate to negotiate on trade issues.

Baden-Baden, Germany

WARY of their first official encounter with US President Donald Trump's blustery trade agenda, the world's top finance officials were relieved to find new Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin polite and business-like over the weekend.

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