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B.C. finances on track to balance budget: minister

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s projected budget surplus numbers are rising, but the Liberal government isn’t planning a spending spree, Finance Minister Mike de Jong said Wednesday. 470 more words


Vladimir #Putin: I don't want to rule #Russia for life

Anti-Putin protests in Brisbane, Australia. The Russian leader has defended his stance over Ukraine. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Getty Images.

Shaun Walker in Moscow, The Guardian. 418 more words


The $31 Billion Bet Against Brazil’s New Finance Minister

Ye Xie and Filipe Pacheco – Bloomberg, 11/24/2014

Whoever is tapped by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to oversee the government’s finances in her second term, one thing is clear: There’s plenty of work to be done to win over currency investors. 126 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Putin says foreign sanctions only unite Russian society while Finance Minister puts losses at up to $140 billion from Western sanctions

Vladimir Putin By Photographer Sasha Mordovets – Getty Images

DPA – Europe Online

Moscow – Russian President Valdimir Putin strongly criticized the international sanctions against his government, in an interview with the Tass news agency published on Sunday, saying they only serve to unite Russian society against the West. 328 more words

More calls for Najib to give up finance minister’s post

Two more federal opposition lawmakers have added to the chorus of voices calling for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to relinquish his finance minister portfolio, citing concerns over the economy. 401 more words


Oil slump: FG unveils austerity measures


The decline in the price of crude oil may have started taking its toll on Nigeria   as   the Federal Government on Sunday announced measures aimed at cushioning its impact on the economy. 2,274 more words


Finance Minister Joe Oliver defends tax cuts and reduced surplus

In his fall economic update yesterday, Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced that next year’s surplus will come in at $1.9 billion, which is much smaller than projected last year thanks in large part to the Harper government’s multibillion-dollar tax cuts. 405 more words