Posts Tagged ‘finance’

Syrian Finance Ministry seizes Rami Makhlouf’s assets after war of words

By News Desk -2020-05-19 BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Finance has made a precautionary seizure of movable and immovable property belonging to businessman Rami Makhlouf, along with the assets of his wife and children. According to the decision signed by the Deputy Minister of Finance, the decision number 1236 comes as a guarantee […]

PM appoints Katz finance minister, ‘right man’ to lead Israel out of crisis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday announced, as expected, that he will appoint Likud MK Israel Katz as the next finance minister in the incoming government. “We face many challenges in light of the coronavirus crisis, and I am certain that minister Katz is the right man for the job,” the premier said of the […]

International Finance’s Anti-China Crusade

Source ERIC STRIKER • APRIL 6, 2020 There is a strong anti-China current being promoted in right-wing circles and some neo-liberal ones in light of the coronavirus epidemic. These forces are seeking to redirect real criticisms of globalization – deindustrialization, stolen intellectual property, and trade deficits – and utilize them for support for regime change operations and […]

German State Finance Minister Found Dead

Via: DW: The body of a man identified as Thomas Schäfer, the finance minister of the German state of Hesse, was found on a high-speed train line in the town of Hochheim between Frankfurt and Mainz, police confirmed Saturday. The presence of a body on the tracks was first reported by […]

No, the Rothschilds and Jewish Bankers Did Not Finance Hitler

WE hear this one all the time; but how few of the people repeating this cooked-up, passed-down, 100-year-old lie realize that the first such smear of Hitler came from an openly pro-Marxist newspaper? It’s true. Co-founded in 1876 by German Communist Wilhelm Liebknecht — Vorwarts (Forward), in 1923 — in a clever effort to separate […]

Britain’s pro-Israel finance minister forced out in cabinet reshuffle

UK Treasury chief Sajid Javid, a staunch supporter of Israel, resigned Thursday, in a shock development that came as Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his Conservative government. Johnson spent Thursday firing and appointing ministers to key Cabinet posts. Javid’s exit was a surprise as he had been widely expected to keep his job. His […]

Putin saved the country’s economy – Russia’s ex-Finance Minister

   A project by the Russian news agency Ria Novosti devoted to the 20th anniversary of Vladimir Putin at the helm of the country features several interviews with the nation’s most prominent public figures, who recount their most memorable experiences with Vladimir Putin during the last two decades. Former Minister of Finance Alexei Kudrin opened […]

Not from a family of onion-eaters? India’s finance minister takes heat for ‘insensitive’ remark during vegetable price hike debate

Nirmala Sitharaman told India’s lower house of parliament that the government was taking measures to address the skyrocketing cost of onions, which are currently selling at more than 100 rupees ($1.40) per kilogram in many states. Unfortunately for the finance minister, her words of reassurance ended up sparking an avalanche of internet outrage after she […]

Two Giuliani Associates Who Helped Him on Ukraine Charged With Campaign-Finance Violations

In an indictment unsealed Thursday, federal prosecutors in Manhattan alleged Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were engaged in political activities in the U.S. on behalf of one or more Ukrainian government officials—including a lobbying campaign, targeted at a Republican congressman, to remove the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv. President Trump ordered the ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, removed […]

A US Green Investment Bank For All: Democratized Finance For A Just Transition

In ways unimaginable just a few years ago, public banking and its potential for catalyzing a transition to a green and just future have been catapulted to the center of political and economic debate. The reason: The greed-driven excesses of Wall Street and global finance that gave rise to the 2008-09 global financial crisis are now […]

#BoycottMillennials trends in India after finance minister blames young people for poor car sales

It didn’t take long for commuting millennials to get to work creating memes under the hashtag #BoycottMillennials, which trended across the country overnight. Sithraman said on Tuesday that the slowdown in the sector can be traced to a number of factors but, naturally, any mention of millennials triggered the Twitteratti.  The minister claimed that millennials […]

Feds Probing Possible Finance Misdeeds by AOC’s Chief of Staff

The Feds are investigating possible campaign finance misdeeds by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, who suddenly resigned Friday. According to federal sources who spoke to The Post, the inquiry centers on two political action committees founded by Saikat Chakrabarti, AOC’s top aide who quit along with her spokesman Corbin Trent. Chakrabarti was the mastermind behind […]

Tech Billionaires, Outsourcing Lobby Finance GOP/Dems Green Card Giveaway

A handful of tech billionaires, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Indian outsourcing lobby are financing a green card giveaway plan that has already passed the House with support from 140 House Republicans and 224 House Democrats. Last week, the majority of House Republicans and Democrats — led by Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) and […]

‘Disgrace to French nation’: Greek ex-finance minister scraps with police at Paris airport (VIDEO)

“You are a disgrace to the French nation,” Varoufakis is heard saying to a French Border Police officer in footage posted on YouTube. The incident was filmed at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport after the officer who was checking passports at the exit ramp from an Athens flight allegedly pushed the former finance minister. According to […]

Offshore Finance: How Capital Rules The World

Capitalism only triumphs when it becomes identified with the state, when it becomes the state. — Fernand Braudel Following the election of Donald Trump and claims of Russian meddling during his campaign, a privatization deal of Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft caught the media’s attention: despite sanctions, some €10 billion had been invested in Rosneft […]

4 Ways to Teach Kids Finance

December 19, 2018 By Maureen Buff Finance is hard to see. And as a result, finance can be hard to understand—especially for kids! Let me explain. My sister goes to the grocery store with her debit card. She swipes the card and leaves the grocery store with the card and a bag of groceries. From […]

Turkish finance minister upbeat over Halkbank sanctions-busting case

Reuters – Turkey has positive expectations regarding the Iran sanctions-busting case in the United States related to Turkish state-owned lender Halkbank, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said, following talks with his U.S. counterpart. A U.S. court in May jailed a Halkbank executive for helping Tehran get round U.S. sanctions. Halkbank faces potential U.S. fines in relation […]

8 Ways the Finance Sector Will be Revolutionized by Blockchain

Despite concerns from central governments and authorities, the finance sector is increasingly excited about how blockchain technology (the basis of Bitcoin) will revolutionize how it operates. Just as Airbnb disrupted the hotels and corporate accommodation providers and Uber changed the face of the taxi industry, blockchain is transforming banking, finance, […]

Financial Literacy and Common Mistakes in Personal Finance

Making money is a kind of science, but neither the school nor the university teaches it. What we are learning is just a way to build a career. Many of us think that a high salary is a way to solve all our financial problems. In fact, a large amount […]

Why the Empire Never Sleeps: War Finance Made Easy, Part 3

Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Woodrow Wilson’s Folly gave rise to more than the 1,000 year flood of Nazi and Soviet totalitarianism and their state orchestrated campaigns of mass murder. It also opened the door to massive, cheap war finance. And that baleful innovation has sustained the Empire long after Hitler and Stalin met […]

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