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Israel approves $3.3 million for tourism center in West Bank

28 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

Israel's finance committee has approved a plan to build a $3.3 million tourism center in the Barkan settlement in the West Bank. The center appears to be part of a broader package of economic stimulus. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: Russian Rating May Fall to Junk in Economic Crisis, Kudrin Says. Russia’s sovereign debt rating will tumble into junk territory next year as the country plunges into a “full-fledged economic crisis,” former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said. Show More Summary

Ruble Firms As Government Steps Up Verbal Support

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ruble strengthened on Friday after Finance Minister Anton Siluanov confirmed his ministry had sold foreign currency and on expectations that exporters will step up dollar sales. At 0815 GMT (03:15 a.m. EST),...Show More Summary

John Helmer: Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko Accused in Colorado Court

Yves here. Helmer was first to provide in-depth reporting on the US citizen and State-Department supported Natalie Jaresko, who was mysteriously parachuted into the post of Ukraine Finance Minister a few weeks ago. Jaresko is in the midst of a nasty divorce from her former business partner. Show More Summary

Russian Rouble Will Firm At Start Of 2015: Finance Minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday the rouble would definitely firm at the beginning of next year. He also confirmed the ministry had been selling foreign currency and it could buy some for its own purposes at the start of 2015. Show More Summary

Health partners unite to build stronger systems for health in Ebola-affected countries

On 10-11 December 2014, Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries, international organizations and development partners assembled for a high-level meeting on how to strengthen systems of health in Ebola-affected countries...Show More Summary

Liberal Zionists seek to strip Naftali Bennett of freedom to travel in hopes of saving two-state solution

A group of 20 Zionist scholars has come out for "personal sanctions" against four right-wing Israeli figures, including finance minister Naftali Bennett, in order to end the Israeli occupation and forestall the BDS movement

Germany, Stuck with Massive Bill for Ukraine, Asks Russia for Help

``German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble has been obliged to telephone Anton Siluanov, Russia's Finance Minister, to ask him not to call in Russia's $3 billion loan, which becomes automatically repayable when Ukraine's debt exceeds 60% of its GDP, something which everybody knows has now happened... Show More Summary

Iraqi army prepares for 'liberation of Mosul'

Battle over Iraq's second city will be key in fight against ISIL, Iraqi Finance Minister Zebari tells Al Jazeera.

Brazil Working On Petrobras Debt Refinancing Plan, Minister Says

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government is working on a plan to help state-controlled oil producer Petrobras borrow money in capital markets to help finance exploration and operational activities during next year, a cabinet minister said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Zimbabwe: African bank offers $108m

Zimbabwe had received a $108 million (R1.2 billion) grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to improve electricity and water supplies in the country, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said yesterday. ||| ZIMBABWE had received...Show More Summary

RAN's Warfare Destroyer Program Being Revamped

  In a joint press release the Australian Minister for Finance Senator Mathias Cormann and Minister for Defence David Johnston stated. that the shipbuilding

Angela Merkel's Finance Minister Compared Her Leadership Style To Napoleon's

One of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's closest political allies has compared her leadership approach to Napoleon Bonaparte's. Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's finance minister, told Sueddeutsche Zeitung that Merkel's leadership styleShow More Summary

Ukraine Needs Second Bailout, Currency Reserves Drop to Critical Level; Another IMF Visit; Where's the Love?

On Wednesday I noted the arrival of carpetbaggers in Ukraine. (See Enter the Carpetbaggers: Ukraine's New Finance Minister a US Citizen, New Economy Minister from Lithuania).No carpetbagging mission is ever complete without at least one visit from the IMF. Show More Summary

Zambia: Planned mining tax still on cards

Zambia would resist a “stampede” by companies trying to force amendments to a planned new mining tax system, Alexander Chikwanda, the finance minister of Africa’s second-largest copper producer, said yesterday. ||| ZAMBIA would resist...Show More Summary

Shorten still throwing our future away

Whatever Opposition Leader Bill Shorten may say about Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Labor policies were responsible for the nation’s perilous finances, and he has no…

Osborne Says to Miss Short-term Budget Targets, Sticks to Plan

British finance minister George Osborne said he would miss his short-term targets for cutting the budget deficit but he stuck to his promise to fix the public finances by the end of the decade, hoping that voters will back his tough approach. Show More Summary

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