G20 finance ministers get together for a family photo in Washington, D.C. as they kick off their springtime meetings. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Financial leaders from the Group of 20 nations convened for meetings on Saturday in Washington, D.C. On Friday, they were heartened by a recent recovery in financial markets, but warned that global growth was "modest and uneven" and threatened by weakness in commodities-based economies. In a communiqué issued after their meeting in Washington on Friday, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors said markets had recovered from the sharp selloff earlier this year and were in better shape since they last met in Shanghai in February. The communiqué also pointed to Britain's possible exit from the European Union, geopolitical conflicts, terrorism and refugee flows as complications for the global economic landscape. The G20 nations also maintained their previous pledges to consult closely on exchange rates.