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Economy 27 May 2014 | 1:43 PM

All eyes on India’s new finance minister Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Hardened by a term in prison as a student leader and burnished by a career as a successful and urbane courtroom lawyer, Arun Jaitley, India's new finance minister, could prove an effective foil for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Corporate News 06 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

New Zealand finance minister English says Tuesday he'll stand for PM

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English said on Tuesday he will stand as a candidate to replace outgoing prime minister John Key.

Business 15 May 2013 | 11:31 AM

Maybank's CEO Abdul Wahid appointed Minister in PM's Department

KUALA LUMPUR: Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar has been appointed a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

Business 02 Feb 2014 | 4:03 PM

Corporates cheer as India's oil minister takes charge of green clearances

NEW DELHI: Veerappa Moily has two seemingly incompatible jobs. As oil minister, he has overseen India's petroleum and natural gas needs. But now he also runs the environment ministry, where he has issued permits for 100 stalled projects in a month-long spree that has delighted industry but shocked green activists.

Business 23 Jul 2013 | 10:32 AM

Second Finance Minister says H1 GDP growth at 5%

Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the government expects to record a GDP growth of at least 5% in the first half of this year while growth in the whole year should range at around 5%-6%.

Auto 16 Apr 2018 | 2:43 AM

South Korea minister says GM Korea needs to be able to survive on own

SEOUL: South Korea's finance minister said on Monday that public funds could only be used to support the South Korean auto unit of General Motors Co if it was clear that the business could survive on its own long-term.

Business 13 May 2013 | 10:13 AM

Limited banking union can buy time, German finance minister writes

BERLIN: Germany's finance minister has called for a "two-step approach" towards European banking union, writing that a limited "timber-framed" union, set up without changing European treaties, would buy time to create a future "steel-framed" union.

Business 06 Mar 2014 | 12:51 PM

China's growth target flexible: finance minister

BEIJING: China's finance minister suggested Thursday that a growth rate of "7.2% or 7.3%" would be acceptable, a day after the country announced a 2014 target of around 7.5%.

Business 08 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Tourism Minister says Malaysia Airlines will not get any more financial aid

PETALING JAYA: Troubled Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will not be given any more financial support by the Government, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.

Business 10 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

China Commerce Minister: pick-up in exports suggests economy stabilising

BEIJING: The acceleration in growth of China's exports in the last two months shows the world's second-largest economy is starting to stabilize, Commerce Minister Chen Deming told reporters on Saturday.