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Central Bank ‘Heroes’ Fight the Trade War: Takeaways From G-20

Group of 20 (G-20) finance ministers and central bank governors pose for a family photo at the end of meetings, June 9.

Group of 20 (G-20) finance ministers and central bank governors pose for a family photo at the end of meetings, June 9.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Trade tensions and slowing economic growth dominated a gathering of global finance chiefs in the Japanese port city of Fukuoka.

That’s put the onus on central banks to act, even amid concerns their monetary policy arsenal has been worn thin.