Pranab wins Finance Minister of Asia award

Pranab Mukherjee has won this year`s Finance Minister of the Year for Asia award given by London-based daily newspaper Emerging Markets.

Updated: Oct 10, 2010, 23:40 PM IST

New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee has won this year`s Finance Minister of the Year for Asia award given by London-based daily newspaper Emerging Markets.

This is the second time Mukherjee has been bestowed with the honour. He was rated as the best Finance Minister in the world in 1984, a government statement said Sunday.

"Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has won this year`s award for Finance Minister of the Year for Asia. This year`s award is based on nominations from public and private sector economists, analysts, bankers, investors and other experts," the release said.
The award is given by Emerging Markets, a part of the financial information Euromoney Institutional Investor plc. It is also a major daily newspaper of record for the World Bank and IMF.

PTI