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 Finance minister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The finance minister is a cabinet position in a government.
In the United States, the finance minister is called the Secretary of the Treasury, though there is a separate Treasurer of the United States and it is the director of the Office of Management and Budget who drafts the budget.
In the United Kingdom, the finance minister is called the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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 The Europe - Asia Meeting (ASEM) - Second Asia-Europe Finance Ministers' Meeting
Ministers remained concerned by the social consequences of the financial crisis, the effect of which was felt most acutely by poor and vulnerable groups of society.
Ministers reiterated the critical importance, in limiting the economic and social impact of the crisis, of the common resolve expressed by all at the London ASEM Summit to resist protectionist pressures, maintain current levels of market access and pursue further multilateral liberalisation.
Ministers were of the opinion that the new currency would assume a key role in invoicing and financing international trade, and would be a major investment and reserve currency as well.
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/asem/min_other_meeting/fin_min2.htm   (1980 words)

 AllRefer.com - Germany - The Chancellor - The Minister of Finance and the Minister for Economy | German Information ...
AllRefer.com - Germany - The Chancellor - The Minister of Finance and the Minister for Economy
The minister of finance also accompanies the chancellor to the annual financial summits and is the main German spokesperson in the meetings of the Group of Seven (G-7--see Glossary), the world's principal eco nomic powers.
The minister for economics, once the government's chief economic policy maker (especially when the minister was Ludwig Erhard), has gradually lost power as many of the important functions have been transferred to other ministries--including new ministr ies concerned with environment and research.
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 International Economy, The: Germany's economic non-miracle: how Finance Minister Hans Eichel's policies have hurt the ...
The Ministry of Finance roughly calculated that some Euro 36 billion in tax bonus payments might occur over these 15 years, but the ministry clearly had no idea of the time profile of bonus payments to be made.
Moreover, in the period 1993-2001 Germany's growth rate was almost a full percentage point behind that of the 11 partner countries in the Euro area.
One cannot rule out the fact that the German Minister of Finance listened much too much to his favorite advisers--a group of German, British, and U.S. bankers--who inevitably saw little problem in recommending that inflated share prices in insurance companies' balance sheets are a sign of wisdom and progress in the twenty-first century.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2633/is_4_16/ai_92725513   (1303 words)

 Iran Daily - International Economy - 09/11/05
French Finance Minister Thierry Breton called a meeting with oil companies for next week and saying he may be forced to slap a tax on them if no better response to the problem could be found.
EU finance ministers at the two-day gathering in the northern English city of Manchester will issue a statement summing up their position on oil, said British finance minister Gordon Brown, overall chairman of the meeting.
Ministers said they had agreed to try to coordinate their response to dearer oil by helping poor families while trying to avoid giving big tax breaks to specific sectors of industry, as pressure mounts from truckers and taxi drivers.
www.nitc.co.ir /iran-daily/1384/2373/html/ieconomy.htm   (2417 words)

 Germany's new finance minister will keep euro boat on even keel
IT is a rare event when the resignation of a foreign finance minister merits front-page headline news in Britain's newspapers.
For as long as he was badgering the European Central Bank to cut interest rates to help Germany's economy, euro-opponents could point to the currency's potentially fatal flaw: that it cannot serve the interests of all its members at the same time.
The new German finance minister may be more circumspect in his pronouncements on this matter.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/03/13/wger113.html   (743 words)

 Richard & Deborah Crabb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Germany's major rivers are the Danube, the Elbe, the Oder, the Weser, and the Rhine.
Adolf Hitler, an Austrian war veteran and a fanatical nationalist, fanned discontent by promising a Greater Germany, abrogation of the Treaty of Versailles, restoration of Germany's lost colonies, and the destruction of the Jews, whom he scapegoated as the reason for Germany's downfall and depressed economy.
Germany's recession continued in 2003?for the previous three years Europe's biggest economy had the lowest growth rate among EU countries.
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 Index Ho-Hy
He was deported to Germany in 1992, but in January 1993 a Berlin court ruled that he was too ill to stand trial, and he was allowed to emigrate to Chile, where members of his family resided.
25, 1957, Cherkassy oblast, Ukrainian S.S.R.), defense minister of Ukraine (2005-).
As minister for foreign affairs (1918-20), he represented Belgium at the Versailles peace conference (1919-20), helped draft the covenant of the League of Nations, and served as president of the League's first assembly (1920) in Geneva.
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 Merkel's Would-Be Finance Minister Quits | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 19.09.2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Paul Kirchhof, who was to have been Angela Merkel's finance minister had the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) won outright Sunday's general election, announced Monday he was pulling out of active politics in the wake of the election debacle that has left Germany in political limbo.
Conservative challenger Merkel had originally nominated 62-year-old Kirchhof as her future finance minister in the belief that the appointment was a coup that would cement her widely expected victory in the poll on Sunday.
Paul Kirchhof, the finance expert that Angela Merkel tapped as possible finance minister, has become a dangerous liability that could cost the conservatives victory, observers said Monday.
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 CNN.com - Ex-minister backs German strike - Dec. 23, 2002
Germany's former finance minister Oskar Lafontaine has backed public sector workers in their threat of an all-out strike over a pay dispute.
Lafontaine quit as finance minister and leader of Schroeder's Social Democrats in 1999 after falling out with the chancellor over Schroeder's more business-friendly course.
Germany's Interior Minister Otto Schily has argued that a three percent rise would cost six billion euros ($6.19 billion), or about 0.3 percent of Germany's two trillion euro gross domestic product (GDP).
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/12/23/germany.lafontaine.strike   (363 words)

 ABC News: Creditors to Write Off Most of Iraq's Debt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow, left, and his German counterpart Hans Eichel, shake hands during the G20 conference of finance ministers and central bank governors in Berlin on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004.
BERLIN Nov 20, 2004 — Germany's finance minister said Saturday that he and the U.S. Treasury Secretary have reached an agreement under which Iraq's creditors would write off up to 80 percent of Iraq's debt, capping a months-long U.S. push for debt forgiveness.
Finance Minister Hans Eichel said a meeting with Treasury Secretary John Snow "created the basis on which the forgiveness of Iraqi debt can be settled mutually in the Paris Club" of creditor nations, which is owed about $42 billion by Iraq.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=268378   (454 words)

 Encyclopedia: List of people associated with World War I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alexander Malinov (1967-1938) was elected Bulgarian prime minister twice--from 1908-11 and then again in 1918 to negotiage peace with the Allied forces during World War I. Referred to as somewhat liberal, Malinov is well-known for his support of an alliance with Russia.
The famous Mannerheims equestrian statue by the Mannerheim road in downtown Helsinki, the capital of Finland Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (June 4, 1867 – January 28, 1951) was the reputed Commander-in-Chief of Finlands Defence Forces, Marshal of Finland, an outstanding strategist and officer and was later...
Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (27 January 1859–4 June 1941), also known as William II, was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and the last King (König) of Prussia, ruling from 1888 to 1918.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-people-associated-with-World-War-I   (8846 words)

 Hans Eichel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The prime minister of North Rhine-Westphalia until May and state finance minister from 2000 to 2002, Steinbrueck will replace Hans Eichel and must tackle a...
BERLIN (AFX) - Outgoing finance minister Hans Eichel said his successor will be the former Social Democrat (SPD) chief minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Peer...
Hans Eichel (born December 24, 1941) is a German politician (SPD) and the current finance minister of Germany.
www.wikiverse.org /hans-eichel   (211 words)

The British prime minister, Tony Blair, has written to all the 13 candidate countries that rallied behind the Anglo-American position on Iraq, to congratulate them on their stance and to criticise the Greek presidency of the EU for failing to invite them to the extraordinary EU summit in Brussels.
Germany nixed a formal letter of warning for itself recently, and de facto also for Portugal, but the Portuguese situation is, according to one Brussels bureaucrat "far worse than Germany's".
Germany's finance minister, Hans Eichel, has come under fire from his EU colleagues for failing to respect the "Stability Pact" which coordinates tax and spending policy within the euro-zone.
www.bullen.demon.co.uk /cibef.htm   (21524 words)

 Index Br-By
He was elected to the Storting (parliament) in 1950 and under the premiership of Einar Gerhardsen served as finance minister (1951-55, 1956-60) and minister of transport and communications (1960-64).
His successes were the Pact of Locarno (1925), in which he, Gustav Stresemann of Germany, and Austen Chamberlain of Britain sought to normalize relations between Germany and its former enemies; and the Kellogg-Briand Pact (Aug. 27, 1928), in which 60 nations agreed to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy.
He was also minister of war from 1912 to August 1917 and was responsible for the Belgian mobilization on the eve of World War I in 1914.
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But his deputy foreign minister, Adam Rotfeld, said the countries of the region would decide what was good for them in spite of Mr Chirac's rebuke that in supporting Washington the east Europeans had "lost a good opportunity to keep quiet".
France and Germany have put their reform ideas to the 105-member European Convention that is drafting an EU constitution under the chairmanship of former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
Germany and France argued that the cutbacks needed to bring their deficits in line with EU budget rules would harm Europe's fragile recovery.
www.network54.com /Forum/thread?forumid=221692&messageid=1043410746&lp=1062762752   (15648 words)

 IMFC Statement by Hans Eichel, Minister of Finance, Germany, April 12, 2003
As far as Germany is concerned, the government remains of the view that the use of CACs fully conforms with German law.
The proposed International Finance Facility (IFF) is subject to a number of pertinent questions, both on technical and, even more important, on political issues.
We welcome the integration of the FATF 40+8 recommendations into the list of areas where standards and codes are useful to the operational work of the Fund as well as the cooperative international approach this step represents as an important achievement.
www.imf.org /external/spring/2003/imfc/state/eng/deu.htm   (2834 words)

 Sarkaritel.com : Corporate News & Features : India and Germany discuss 'Economic Cooperation'
The Finance Ministers of India and Germany discussed ways and means to enhance economic cooperation between the two countries were focused during the discussions.
The Indian delegation was led by the Finance Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram.
Hans Eichel, Federal Finance Minister of Germany led the delegation of Germany.
www.sarkaritel.com /news_and_features/oct2004/15indogermanecocoop.htm   (325 words)

 CNN - German Finance Minister Lafontaine resigns unexpectedly - March 11, 1999
BONN, Germany (CNN) -- German Finance Minister Oskar Lafontaine resigned on Thursday, a government spokesman said in a surprise announcement.
That warning was clearly also addressed at Lafontaine, who has been widely criticized -- also outside Germany -- for his policies and the impact on the European Union's single currency, the euro.
A sluggish economy and an unemployment rate that is relatively high for Germany and which has refused to budge are seen as key reasons for the criticism of the government.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9903/11/germany.01/index.html   (239 words)

 Merkel's Finance Minister Strategy Backfires | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 12.09.2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When Merkel named the 62-year-old university professor and former constitutional court judge her shadow finance minister last month, she clearly believed the appointment -- Kirchhof is widely respected and regarded as a brilliant thinker by his peers -- was a coup that would cement an expected win on Sept. 18.
She also defended the man slated to be her finance minister and his ambitious tax reform plans.
Angela Merkel has announced she wants to appoint radical tax reform advocate Paul Kirchhof as finance minister if her party wins on Sept. 18.
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 CNN - German Chancellor Schroeder names new finance minister - March 12, 1999
BONN, Germany (CNN) -- German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder named pragmatic moderate Hans Eichel as his new finance minister Friday and was himself nominated to lead the governing Social Democratic Party.
Schroeder is expected to be formally elected as the new party chairman at a special congress in April, a few days after Eichel is to take up his post as finance minister.
Seeking to assure Germany of continuity and stability, Schroeder stressed that the center-left alliance with the Greens would complete its full term in office.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9903/12/germany.spd.02   (467 words)

 eubfn.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was from here that Mr Eichel rose through the ranks of the SDP to eventually become Federal Minister of Finance in April 1999.
Hans Eichel coordinates the budgets submitted by the individual Ministries within the context of the political guidelines set out by the Chancellor and then drafts the annual federal budget.
In doing so, the Minister has the right to challenge any fiscal policy decision made by the government.
www.eubfn.com /arts/gfm-ge.htm   (230 words)

 Money - Finance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Debt relief without additional loans to developing would not alleviate poverty.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mid September 2004, UK finance minister, Gordon Brown, sent a positive signal about debt relief in favor of African countries declaring UK is prepared to pay off 10 percent of the debt out of its own funds.
Germany's Finance Minister Hans Eichel rejected the proposal of total debt forgiveness for the poorest countries of the world, as suggested by UK's Gordon Brown.
Germany's Minister Hans Eichel also said that the most effective help for the poorest countries lies in a successful completion of the Doha round of trade talks.
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 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Berlin bowed under burdens of the east
This was in effect a programme for the de-industrialisation of eastern Germany and it led to very high unemployment, which it will take an entire generation to remedy.
First of all, [to pursue] a financial policy that is aimed consistently at the consolidation of public finances in order to reduce the financial burden on Germany as a result of reunification.
That means that, with growth at 1.5%, we have to put into effect all the measures that we proposed with respect to cutting spending, reducing unemployment assistance, reducing subsidies and dismantling tax benefits.
www.guardian.co.uk /germany/article/0,2763,908245,00.html   (742 words)

 Million Dollar Math: formula for building wealth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Campaign finance reports released Wednesday ignited a new war of words between Referendum C supporters and one of the groups opposing it.
Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said sustaining GDP growth rate of 7-8 per cent over the years would require increased investment as well as moderate inflation and denied the charge that he is delivering a jobless growth.
Demographics Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said sustaining GDP growth rate of 7-8 per cent over the years would require increased investment as well as moderate inflation and denied the charge that he is delivering a jobless growth.
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 George Bush Presidential Library and Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on the President's Meeting With Finance Minister Theo Waigel of Germany
Chairman Waigel, who is also German Finance Minister, reaffirmed Germany's commitment to fully honor its pledges of financial assistance for Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
The President reiterated his appreciation for Germany's strong financial and other support for the multinational coalition in the Persian Gulf.
bushlibrary.tamu.edu /research/papers/1991/91032601.html   (113 words)

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