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The Mayor of Mogadishu: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia

By Andrew Harding Abdirizak Fartaag is a Canadian Somali who returned to Mogadishu in 2009 and worked in the prime minister's office in charge of public finances. He was the man who had authorized Tarzan's first official check in 2010. In 2011, Fartaag was quietly relieved of his duties. Show More Summary

Mexico's central bank governor Agustín Carstens to step down

Respected official, 58, leaves amid fears over effects of Trump presidency Replacement unclear but finance minister says transition will be orderly Mexico’s central bank governor, Agustín Carstens, will stand down in mid-2017, leaving...Show More Summary

Russia elevates 34-year-old ex-banker to economy minister

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday appointed deputy finance minister Maxim Oreshkin as economy minister, replacing Alexei Ulyukayev who was dismissed this month after being charged with taking a $2-million bribe. "You haven't been working long, but... Show More Summary

Putin appoints new Russian economy minister

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed 34-year-old economist and former Deputy Finance Minister Maksim Oreshkin as the new head of the Ministry for Economic Development. Read Full Article at

Germany's Schaeuble offers strong backing for Renzi in referendum

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble praised Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday for his efforts to reform his country and expressed hope that he would continue to play an important role in Italian politics even if he loses a referendum on Sunday.

Schaeuble praises Fillon, says hopes Le Pen never becomes French president

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble praised the economic program of French presidential contender Francois Fillon and said he hoped the conservative candidate's far-right rival Marine Le Pen would never become president.

Kuwait to give Tunisia $500 million in loans over next five years: minister

TUNIS (Reuters) - Kuwait will provide Tunisia with $500 million in loans over the next five years, Kuwait's finance minister told delegates at a Tunis investment conference on Tuesday.

A Conversation with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Internationally recognized development economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala served as Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and twice as Nigeria’s Finance Minister -- the first woman to hold either post.

U.K. to borrow $151 billion more after Brexit vote

Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond made the announcement Wednesday during his Autumn Statement financial report.        

Smaller towns may not benefit from infrastructure bank: Morneau

Finance minister suggests global investors may only be interested in larger projects that produce revenue stream The post Smaller towns may not benefit from infrastructure bank: Morneau appeared first on

A post-Brexit trade deal is not top of Canada's priorities

Canada is more concerned about what President-elect Donald Trump could do to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) than with working out a post-Brexit trade deal. Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in an interview with theShow More Summary

Swedish government to abolish solar energy tax

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government proposes to effectively abolish a newly introduced tax on solar energy after heavy criticism from environmental experts and the opposition, the country's finance minister said on Monday.

Máirtín and his meta plan for creating a small state United Ireland

Interesting piece in the Journal from our Minister of Finance, who’s hawking that ‘Plan for a Tory All Ireland Economy‘ his party were at such pains to keep their role and funding so secret again. What’s remarkable about the piece is the sheer absence of any mention of the Minister’s own party policy designed to more...

Wolfgang Schäuble Resorts To Threats And Extortion Over Brexit

Submitted by Michael Shedlock via, German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble warns the UK faces stiff rules on tax breaks and prolonged EU payments. Such threats are nothing more than an extortion attempt by the EU on the...Show More Summary

Cautious Approach to First Budget Post-Brexit Vote: Hammond

Britain's first budget plan since the Brexit vote will seek to get the economy prepared for the challenges of leaving the European Union and help struggling families through tough times ahead, finance minister Philip Hammond said onShow More Summary

Hammond says will get UK ready for Brexit challenge

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's first budget plan since the Brexit vote will seek to get the economy prepared for the challenges of leaving the European Union and help struggling families through tough times ahead, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

Germany says Britain should prepare itself to lose its financial passport post-Brexit

Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Britain should "pay the price" for leaving the European Union and lose its lucrative financial passport. Schäuble told the Financial Times that Britain should also prepare itself forShow More Summary

Dr No: Brexit edition

To receive the Brussels Briefing in your inbox every morning, sign up here. Nicknamed “Dr No” during the Greek debt crisis, German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble may attract a similar moniker for the Brexit negotiations. Read mo...

South African deputy finance minister says graft, patronage threats to governance

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said on Thursday that patronage and corruption were undermining efforts to build a credible government, as Africa's most industrialized country faces the prospect of potential ratings downgrades.

A Plan to Sell off Almost Half of the Autobahn Sparks Outcry

The Local Germany reports, “A plan by the conservative German Finance Minister to sell off almost half of the country’s Autobahn roadway system to private investors has many Germans up in arms. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble from...Show More Summary

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