UK vote to leave EU `adds to uncertainty` in global economy: G20

AFP| Updated: Jul 24, 2016, 12:41 PM IST

Britain`s vote to leave the European Union heightened risks for the world economy, finance chiefs from the G20 group of leading countries said Sunday at a meeting in China.

The outcome of last month`s referendum "adds to the uncertainty in the global economy", said China`s finance minister Lou Jiwei, who hosted the meeting.

But he added that EU member countries were "well positioned to proactively address the potential economic and financial consequences stemming from the UK referendum".