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Bulgaria May Let Corpbank Depositors Get Partial Access To Accounts

SOFIA (Reuters) - Depositors at Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) may get partial access to their funds at the troubled bank in September, Interim Finance Minister Rumen Porozhanov said on Friday. "We debated issues ofShow More Summary

German Finance Minister Tells EU Leaders: Free Money Party's Over

Has Germany had enough? Hot on the heels of Mario Draghi's 'demands' that EU leaders undertake "structural reforms" to boost competitiveness and overcome the legacy of Europe's debt crisis, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble unleashed perhaps the most worrisome statement tonight for all the free-money-party-goers - the music is about to stop. Show More Summary

Brazil's Mantega says opposition win could wreck economy

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's finance minister waded into the country's presidential campaign on Thursday, warning that an opposition victory in the October election could push the economy into recession and undo a decade of social gains under the ruling Workers' Party. Show More Summary

Dead musician mocks Spain's finance minister with tombstone

A dead Spanish music promoter has mocked the country's unpopular finance minister from beyond the grave.

The DSKing Of Christine Lagarde: IMF Head Formally Charged In Fraud Probe

``Christine Lagarde is about to be DSKed herself after "someone" clearly has set their sights on the former French finance minister... is the imminent shift at the top of the IMF indicative of what the CFR pitched yesterday when it proposed that the time has come for Bernanke's money paradrop. Show More Summary

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Prosecutors looking into whether head of international lender was involved in corruption when she was finance minister

French Prosecutors Put IMF's Lagarde Under Investigation

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Christine Lagarde said the allegations of "simple negligence" stem from her days as finance minister under former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

IMF Chief Lagarde Under Investigation in France

PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. In a statement after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, Lagarde said she would return to her work in…

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.

IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case: source

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates on Wednesday for her alleged role in a long-running political fraud case, a source close to the former French finance minister said. The source...Show More Summary

IMF chief Lagarde charged over corruption case

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Paris (AFP) - IMF chief Christine Lagarde announced Wednesday she had been charged for "negligence" over a multi-million-euro corruption case relating to her time as French finance minister in 2008.

A new face in an old team

IN MANY respects, the new French government, which was unveiled today, looks a lot like the old one. The reformist Manuel Valls is still prime minister. Laurent Fabius stays on as foreign minister; Michel Sapin continues as finance minister;...Show More Summary

Austrian Vice-Chancellor Resigns Over Tax Dispute

Austria’s Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger has resigned, citing pressure from his conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) to cut taxes at a faster rate than he was willing. The party is the junior member of a ruling coalition with the Social Democrat SPÖ party. Show More Summary

Austrian finance minister quits in tax reform row

By Michael Shields and Angelika Gruber VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger unexpectedly resigned from all his posts on Tuesday, citing lack of support from his conservative People's Party (OVP) in a row over tax reform. Show More Summary

Austrian vice chancellor, finance minister resigns

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's vice chancellor and finance minister has announced he is stepping down, citing criticism from his own political party over his refusal to accelerate tax reform plans.

Russian minister urges deficit spending to beat sanctions

Russia's economy minister urged Monday an easing of budget rules to allow a bigger deficit to finance investments needed to overcome Western sanctions. "With a responsible planned increase in the budget deficit we would unleash a new...Show More Summary

Merkel backs Spain's economy minister to lead Eurogroup

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her powerful backing Monday to Spain's economy minister, Luis de Guindos, in his bid to lead the Eurogroup forum of eurozone finance ministers. The German leader's support could be crucial in landing...Show More Summary

Merkel backs Spain economy minister to lead Eurogroup

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Madrid (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she is backing Spain's economy minister, Luis de Guindos, to lead the Eurogroup forum of eurozone finance ministers.

Germany 'regrets' minister's claim on Qatar IS funding

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Germany said Friday it regretted any offence caused to Qatar after a cabinet minister linked the Arab state to financing of jihadist militants in Syria and Iraq. "We regret if there have been any misunderstandings" a foreign ministry spokesman said after the comments by Development Aid Minister Gerd Mueller to a German public broadcaster. Show More Summary

Good news from India

U.S.-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday. There is more here, via David Wessel.  Here are previous MR posts on Subramanian.

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