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Spain's Rajoy denies slush fund in unprecedented court testimony

SAN FERNANDO DE HENARES, Spain (Reuters) - Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday denied any knowledge of an illegal financing scheme within his conservative People's Party (PP) as he became the first sitting prime minister in Spain to give evidence in a trial, prompting calls for his resignation.

Spain's Rajoy testifies as witness in major graft trial

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is standing Wednesday as a witness in a major trial of some 40 people accused of involvement in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped finance his … Click to Continue »

Finance minister says Zambia open for business

Lusaka - Zambia was open for business, but Zambian companies should not only expect South African companies to come and invest, but also needed to stand up and go to South Africa for business. This was according to the Zambian Minister of Finance, Felix Mutati, at the two-day Trade and Investment Mission taking place in Lusaka this week. Show More Summary

Erdogan gambling with centuries-old ties to Germany: Schaeuble

By Paul Carrel BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is putting at risk vital and long-established relations with Germany, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in an interview published on Monday. Relations, already...Show More Summary

Erdogan gambling with centuries-old ties to Germany: Schaeuble

BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is putting at risk his country's centuries-old ties to Germany, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a newspaper interview, as tensions escalate between the NATO allies.

Merkel's Bavarian ally opposes Macron's euro zone reform plans: Der Spiegel

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform the euro zone by installing a joint finance minister and creating a common budget, in an interview published on Saturday.

Merkel may win election, but lose her finance minister

SASBACHWALDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Wolfgang Schaeuble has won his parliamentary seat a dozen times, survived an attempt on his life and guided Angela Merkel through the euro zone crisis. Now, the German chancellor may have to sacrifice him to secure a coalition deal.

Turkey is acting like former Communist East Germany, Schaeuble says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted on Friday as comparing Turkey with the former communist East German state and saying Berlin might have to tell Germans traveling there that they did so at their own peril.

German minister compares Turkey with communist East Germany

Germany's finance minister is comparing Turkey with communist East Germany after his government toughened its stance toward Ankara following the jailing of a human rights activist. The government a day … Click to Continue »

1975: Dr. Mohamed Forna, former Finance Minister of Sierra Leone

On this date in 1975, Dr. Mohamed Forna and other Sierra Leone dissidents were executed as traitors. A medical doctor who entered politics and was Minister of Finance in the government of the All People’s Congress (APC) from 1968-1970, Forna grew disenchanted with the parasitical kleptocracy of Siaka Stevens and, with another ex-state minister, Ibrahim […]

Madagascar names central bank board member as new finance minister

ANTANANATIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar has appointed Vonintsalama Andriambololona as the new minister of finance and budget, a statement from the presidency said on Tuesday, a day after the previous minister resigned, citing a lack of support.

Madagascar minister of finance says he resigns

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar's finance minister announced his resignation on Monday following media speculation over differences of opinion between him and the president.

Hammond says UK will pay Brexit debts, admits cabinet splits

Finance minister Philip Hammond said Sunday that Britain will take responsibility for the money it owes the EU after leaving the bloc, as he acknowledged the cabinet was split over Brexit. "We are a country that always honours its obligations. Show More Summary

Most top UK ministers agreed on need for Brexit transition period: Hammond

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's top team of ministers are increasingly convinced of the need for a transition period as Britain leaves the European Union, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

Top U.S. diplomat begins tough Gulf talks on easing Qatar dispute

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met ministers from four Arab states on Wednesday to try to end a dispute with Qatar after the countries labeled a U.S.-Qatari terrorism financing accord an inadequate response to their concerns.

Theresa May buries international terror funding report for 'national security reasons'

Home Office squash long-delayed report into financing of UK extremists. Ministers say "national security" concerns prevent its publication. Theresa May has been accused of looking the other way from Saudi links to UK extremism. Opponents...Show More Summary

Wolfgang Schäuble’s Swimming In Prosecco

“Things have gone very well in Italy?” What have you done with the real German finance minister?

Schäublenomics

The veteran German will be the most familiar face around the table as the eurozone’s longest serving finance minister, having taken office in late 2009. He will take some comfort in the reassuringly crisis-free Eurogroup agenda. There...Show More Summary

'Qatar is rich enough to face threats of the blockade'

Finance minister tells The Times newspaper that economic fundamentals of Qatar are in better position than its rivals.

MyHSR to launch rolling stock tender for Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high-speed line

MyHSR, a fully owned company by the Minister of Finance of Malaysia, is preparing to launch the Kuala Lumpur to Singapore high-speed railway line's rolling stock tender.

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