Thai PM, finance minister under probe for SMS scam

Thai PM is accused of misusing mobile-phone SMS in 2008 to receive assets.

Don`t expect solutions by writing letters: FM to daughter

When it comes to some hard-hitting
repartees and sound advice, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee
does not spare even his own daughter.

Pakistan`s Finance Minister resigns

Pakistan`s Finance Minister
Shaukat Tarin resigned on Tuesday following months of strained
relations with other members of the federal Cabinet, saying he
was stepping down to focus on his private business interests.

Macroeconomic situation confirms signs of turnaround: FM

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the macroeconomic indicators are confirming the signs of revival in the economy.

Britain faces toughest cuts for 20 years: Darling

British Finance Minister Alistair Darling warned on Saturday that Britain faces its toughest spending cuts in two decades if the ruling Labour party wins this year`s general election.

Japan PM names deputy Kan as new Finance Minister

Japan`s Prime Minister named his
deputy Naoto Kan as Finance Minister on Wednesday, replacing
77-year-old Hirohisa Fujii who is stepping down for health
reasons in a blow to the three-month-old government.

Finance minister meets industry representatives

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday kicked-off his consultations with the captains of the Indian industry as part of the annual exercise before presenting the country`s budget 2010 -11.

Kan to become Japan’s new finance minister

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said on Wednesday that Deputy Prime Minister Naoto Kan will become finance minister, succeeding Hirohisa Fujii who is resigning due to ill health.

Severe power crisis, tariff to be hiked: Orissa Finance Minister

Hike in power tariff has become essential in Orissa, a power surplus state barely an year ago, which is now passing through a phase of severe crisis, state finance minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai said on Tuesday.

Rate talk swirls around RBI, Fin Min meet

A meeting of India`s central bank Governor Duvvuri Subbarao with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee fuelled speculation on Friday that the bank may tighten monetary policy earlier than expected to stem rising prices.

Finance Minister calls for strengthening of PDS

Finance Minister Pranab has asked the state governments to strengthen public distribution system in view of sustained price rise of essential commodities.

Former Japan finance minister Nakagawa found dead

Former Japanese finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa, who was forced to deny he was drunk at a G7 news conference in February, has died, Tokyo police said on Sunday.

`Drought situation not as alarming as initially seemed`

Finance Minister Pranab Mukerhjee
on Monday said drought situation is not as alarming as it
initially appeared because the recent rainfall has improved
the farm sector prospects.

Pranab sticks to six percent-plus growth forecast for FY`10

The second and third quarters of
FY`10 are unlikely to see the economy expanding at the pace it
did in April-June period, but that does not warrant a downward revision of growth forecast, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said.

UK Finance Minister warns of double-dip recession

Britain`s finance minister warned Thursday international complacency risks plunging the world economy into a double-dip recession, in a stark message ahead of a G20 finance ministers` meeting.

Finance Minister announces lowering of interest for farmers

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday announced that farmers who have taken loans and repaid them on time will pay one percent less interest than the market rate.

ASEAN pact will not jeopardise domestic products: FM

Asserting that India`s FTA with ASEAN would not jeopardise the country`s domestic products, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the agreement was entered into to have the advantage to grow and not to destroy our economy.

Govt moots new tax law; 10% tax upto Rs 10 lakh

FM Pranab Mukherjee released the draft of the `Direct Taxes Code`on Wednesday.

Economy to maintain growth rate of 6.7% in 2009-10: Pranab

The economy is expected to
maintain a growth rate of 6.7 percent in 2009-10, same as
last fiscal, as some signs of pick-up are visible, Finance
Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday.

Anand Sharma to consult FM on Foreign Trade Policy

Commerce and Industry Minister
Anand Sharma on Wednesday said that he will hold consultations with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee shortly before finalising
the Foreign Trade Policy.