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G-7 Mutes Trade Spat as Greek Sideline Talks Take Limelight

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  • World commerce proved a sticking point a G20 meeting in March
  • Officials said to discuss Greece on Bari summit sidelines

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Group of Seven finance chiefs don’t see eye-to-eye on trade, so they’re reverting to a default issue in economic diplomacy: Greece.

Officials arriving on Thursday for talks in the Southern Italian port of Bari -- a crossroads of commerce for more than two millenia -- downplayed any focus on their festering disagreement after two abortive Group of 20 discussions this year suggested the Trump administration won’t sign up to the long-existing global consensus on free trade.