G7 nations pledge to work together 'for as long as necessary' in coronavirus battle
Group of wealthy and powerful nations says it will help vulnerable countries
A statement from G7 finance ministers and central bankers says the group will do "whatever is necessary" to restore economic confidence and protect jobs and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The nations, representing seven of the world's leading economies, are also asking other countries to do the same.
Among the nations is Canada, represented by Finance Minister Bill Morneau and the Bank of Canada.
The statement says countries affected by COVID-19 should expand their budget spending and support to financial institutions to mitigate the negative shock from the pandemic — and do so for as long as possible.