PARIS (Reuters) - Competitiveness in France and Europe must be improved regardless of how strong the euro is, France's finance minister said on Sunday, in a rebuttal to critics who blame the currency's rise for French firms' export woes.
Andrés Velasco is a former presidential candidate and finance minister of Chile. He is a professor of professional practice in international development at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Latin America's regional institutions are weak -- even weaker than Europe's. Show More Summary
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he was unsure which part of the Japanese government should regulate the bitcoin virtual currency, following the collapse of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the world's biggest bitcoin exchan...
China's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei noted last night that the Chinese government saw 7.2% or 7.3% GDP growth in 2014 as acceptable even though its official target is for 7.5% potentially implying that the government sees growth missing to the low side. Show More Summary
BEIJING (Reuters) - It is all right for China to slightly miss the government's 7.5 percent economic growth target this year as long as enough jobs are created, the finance minister said on Thursday, stressing that a healthy labor market is more import...
China’s finance minister described as “defective” the nation’s capital-gains tax on profits from home sales—a policy that has shaken the property market and led to divorces as a tax dodge.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that the government is still trying to figure out what has led to the collapse of the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and is not sure whether crime is involve...
Finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich nations pledged to throw a financial lifeline to Ukraine. ||| Washington - Finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich nations on Sunday pledged to throw a financial lifeline to Ukraine as long as the new government in Kiev agreed to pursue economic reforms sought by the International Monetary Fund. Show More Summary
While various organizations are scrambling to meet on short notice, or not so short if one is a European finance minister, the diplomatic fallout has begun with the summoning of the Russian Ambassador in Great Britain to the foreign office. Show More Summary
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland would like a "significant" new bank with a big balance sheet to enter its lending market this year to drive competition in the diminished sector, finance minister Michael Noonan said on Saturday.
Just before the bankruptcy of the Mt. Gox bitcoin digital-money (or virtual-currency) exchange, Japanese finance minister Taro Aso predicted the inevitable failure. “No one recognizes them as a real currency,” he told reporters. “I expected such a thing to collapse.” I totally agree with Mr. Show More Summary
Kenyan TV reports: The Swedish Government has indicated that it is considering a freeze on aid to Uganda days after the country signed the anti-gay Bill into Law. Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg condemned the move saying it was unfortunate that Uganda passed the law noting it would strain relations between the two countries. Show More Summary
GUIDO MANTEGA, Brazil’s finance minister (pictured), is sometimes accused of being out of touch. Cynics quip that he wants to will growth into existence rather than fix the rigid labour market, impenetrable tax code, burdensome bureaucracy...Show More Summary
TOKYO (Reuters) - Any regulation of the bitcoin crypto-currency should involve international cooperation to avoid loopholes, Japanese vice finance minister Jiro Aichi said on Thursday.
Finance ministers and central bank governors from countries representing 85% of the world's economic output who gathered in Sydney last weekend agreed to lift their combined five-year GDP forecast by more than 2%. In real terms, theShow More Summary
Two gigawatts (GW) worth of new large-scale solar energy projects will soon be constructed in the nation of India, according to the country’s finance minister Shri Chidambaram. During his interim budget speech earlier this week, Chidambaram...Show More Summary
OUR correspondents discuss the economic side of the Ukraine crisis, the G20 finance ministers meeting in Sydney and President Obama’s upcoming budget
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British finance minister George Osborne said Monday the EU stands ready to provide vital financial aid to Ukraine as the crisis-hit country moved to appoint a pro-Western interim leader after impeaching defiant president Viktor Yanukovych. Show More Summary
It started as the G6. Back in 1970-something, finance ministers from the world’s six leading economies – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US and the UK – got together to talk. They had, one might imagine, quite a bit to discuss. There were oil shocks to contend with. Post-Bretton Woods, how were they to manage the [...]