Jack Lew Urges European Countries to Do More to Boost Demand

Says it would "be helpful" if they did so


The US Treasury Secretary has urged countries with the "capacity" to do more to boost economic growth through consumer demand, in an apparent reference to Germany.

Jack Lew was speaking after talks with German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in Berlin.

Germany is Europe's largest economy and is seen as vital to its recovery.

But statistics released on Tuesday suggested its economy is weakening, with both imports and exports down.