UK's Brown says G7 to meet in London in February

Group of Seven finance ministers from the world's richest countries will hold their first regular meeting of 2005 in London in the first week of February, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown said on Monday 29 November.

At a joint news conference with Italian finance minister Domenico Sinscalco in London, Brown said London and Rome would put forward a paper on European economic reforms at the regular G7 meeting, which takes place under the British presidency.

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