BOJ's Hirano says euro strength not to be G7 topic

Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's richest countries are unlikely to focus on the euro's strength against the dollar and yen next week, former Bank of Japan executive director Eiji Hirano said Tuesday 4 April.

The euro-region economy ``has been strong, causing the European Central Bank to raise rates and further increases are expected,'' Hirano, 56, said in an interview with Bloomberg in Tokyo Tuesday. ``The euro's strength is a result of these policies and economic conditi