Punjab budget is pro-people: Punjab FM

Punjab Finance Minister
Upinderjit Kaur said that the state budget for the
financial year 2011-12 is pro-people with all efforts being
made to reach out to the common man.

Serbia PM says to also serve as finance minister

Departing from position is Diana Dragutinovic, who has a PhD in economics.

Dikshit looks forward to her new role as Finance minister

Delhi CM will present this year`s budget on March 22 for
the first time in her 12-year-term.

Naxalism biggest threat to peace and security: Pranab

Calling naxalism the "biggest
threat" to peace and security in the country, Finance Minister
Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said he is concerned about it`s spread
to economically backward areas and asked the CRPF to handle
the situation with sensitivity.

Urban population will double in 25 yrs: Pranab

: India`s urban population will more than double to over 600 million by 2035 as increasing number of people migrate to cities because of better infrastructure and employment opportunities, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said.

Bangladesh’s finance minister defends Yunus

Grameen Bank trashes allegations of violating Bangladesh`s financial laws.

Kerala CM seeks removal of finance minister

Kerala CM said during the past 4 and half years rule the
lottery mafia took away Rs.65000 crore at the rate of Rs.56
crore per day and that Finance Minister aided the lottery mafia.

BJP demands Delhi Finance Minister`s resignation

BJP demanded resignation
of Delhi Finance Minister A K Walia for his alleged links with
Amritpal Singh, owner of the collapsed building in East Delhi,
saying he should step down to ensure an impartial inquiry.

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.

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.