REFILE-UPDATE 4-G7 vows growth efforts as Japan's Abe warns of global crisis

Fri May 27, 2016 4:29am EDT
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(Drops repeat of Hua's name in paragraph 16)

* G7 says 'global growth is our urgent priority'

* Abe says group has 'strong sense of crisis'

* China slams G7 on statement on South China Sea

* G7 says 'Brexit' would hurt global growth

By Tetsushi Kajimoto

ISE-SHIMA, Japan, May 27 (Reuters) - The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China.

G7 leaders wrapped up a summit in central Japan vowing to use "all policy tools" to boost demand and ease supply constraints.

"Global growth remains moderate and below potential, while risks of weak growth persist," they said in a declaration. "Global growth is our urgent priority."   Continued...