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Ontario to announce new spending in balanced budget

Ontario's finance minister said the budget will contain new spending to benefit seniors, students, parents, caregivers and patients. The post Ontario to announce new spending in balanced budget appeared first on

Former British PM Brown Urges Creation of Education Finance Facility

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged the creation of an international facility that would raise billions of dollars for children’s education in poor and conflict-stricken countries. The post Former British PM Brown Urges Creation of Education Finance Facility appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Australia's Finance Minister Cormann welcomes scrapping of '457' visas

Australia's Finance Minister Mathias Cormann welcomes the scrapping of a skilled worker visa program.

Thanks to the magic of the internet I'm both an ordained minister and a certified project manager!

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"Gets stuff done," is a good way to be described by anybody. Especially by coworkers or bosses. Because whether you're in finance or a children's librarian, stuff needs to get done.  But how do you make sure stuff gets done? You definitely can’t do all the stuff yourself, unless your company/organization/government office consists entirely of you. Show More Summary

IMF warns against protectionism, but strikes word from statement

With fears rising that the Trump administration will follow through on its threats to raise trade barriers, world finance ministers are united on one message: protectionism threatens the global economy. Except that the word "protectionism" was omitted from the final statement of the International Monetary Fund's semi-annual meeting Saturday. Show More Summary

IMF Drops Pledge To "Resist All Forms Of Protectionism"

One month after a startling reversion by the G-20 finance ministers and central bankers, who during their latest meeting in Baden-Baden dropped a decade-long tradition of rejecting protectionism and endorsing free trade, pressured by...Show More Summary

British PM May refuses to rule out personal tax hikes after election

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May refused on Saturday to rule out an increase in personal taxes if she wins a June 8 election after her finance minister said fiscal pledges had limited his ability to manage the economy.

Ukraine not worried relations with U.S. fraying in Trump era

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has strongly signaled it will continue to support Ukraine, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Friday, adding that the war-torn country had a "good, pragmatic" relationship with Washington.

Marijuana taxes will be low, says Morneau

Finance Minister says maximizing federal revenues is not priority; squeezing out the black market is. The post Marijuana taxes will be low, says Morneau appeared first on

Pakistan opposition vows protests to press PM to resign during investigation

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition party lawmakers tore up the agenda and shouted in a parliament session on Friday as they demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down during an investigation into his finances.

Germany's finance minister: Calling Germany a 'rogue economy' is 'bt'

Germany's finance minister said writers calling his nation a "rogue economy" is "bt." In an interview on CNBC TV, Wolfgang Schauble responded to an article highlighted by CNBC’s Chief International Correspondent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Here...Show More Summary

Former Brazil minister Palocci offers details of bribery scheme

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Former Brazilian Finance Minister Antonio Palocci told a court hearing on Thursday that he could provide details of a political kickback scheme, which could threaten former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's chances of running in the 2018 election.

German finance minister calls on US to stay engaged in global economy

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble issued a plea to the United States to remain engaged in the global economy and not to try to score gains at the expense of other countries. He also repeated a rejection of charges from Trump administration officials that Germany's trade surplus is a sign of unfair policies imposed in Berlin. Show More Summary

Former Finance Minister George Osborne will Stand Down As MP

He may be leaving parliament, but it is likely his career as a critic of the prime minister is only just beginning.

Hungary lawmakers debate bill seen meant to intimidate NGOs

Hungarian lawmakers have begun debating a draft bill seen as meant to intimidate non-governmental organizations which receive foreign financing. Deputies from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party said Wednesday that … Click to Continue »

Spanish leader to testify in party-related corruption trial

Spain's National Court says Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will be called as a witness in the trial of some 40 people involved in an alleged kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped finance … Click to Continue »

Wolfgang Schaeuble: "If Muslim Migrants Don't Like Europe, Go Elsewhere"

Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble did everything in his power to infuriate three distinct groups of people today. First, in a statement that may infuriate several million German immigrants, Schaeuble said that Muslims who...Show More Summary

'One thing is certain — this is not a "normal" sentiment shock'

At the end of March, South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, reshuffled his cabinet overnight, replacing ministers and deputy ministers, including his respected finance minister, Pravan Gordhan, with mostly loyalists and political allies. South...Show More Summary

Germany's Schaeuble says if Muslim migrants don't like Europe, go elsewhere

BERLIN (Reuters) - Muslims who migrate to Europe should understand that there are better places for them to live if they do not want to accept the European way of life, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday.

Lithuania To Push Military Spending Above NATO Target

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Lithuania will keep increasing military spending after hitting NATO’s recommended level of 2 percent of economic output in the next two years, its finance minister said, as Russia builds up capabilities on the borders of its Baltic neighbors. Relations...Show More Summary

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