Bolsheviks invade Russian finance ministry

MOSCOW, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Young members of the National Bolshevik Party were arrested in Moscow Monday during a protest at Russia's Finance Ministry.

Official gets life term in bribery case

BEIJING, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A senior Finance Ministry official in China has been sentenced to life in prison for allegedly accepting bribes totaling about $267,500.

India's oil ministry for SLR bonds

NEW DELHI, July 31 (UPI) --
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Row over customs duty waiver in India

NEW DELHI, July 14 (UPI) -- India's finance ministry Friday expressed reservation over the power ministry's plea for a custom duty waiver on liquefied natural gas.

Polish economic growth to slide in Q1

WARSAW, Poland, May 5 (UPI) -- Polish economic growth will slide to just 2.5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, the PAP news agency reported Thursday.

Japan's foreign exchange reserves decline

TOKYO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Japan's foreign reserves fell for the first time in nine months, the Finance Ministry reported Monday. Foreign exchange reserves fell by $3.5 billion in the period from December to late January, to $840.9 billion.

Russia paying up on its IMF debt

MOSCOW, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Russian Finance Ministry plans to pay $29.89 million to the International Monetary Fund Monday, part of its principal debt, Prime-Tass said Friday.

Kuroda named new ADB head

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Former Japanese finance ministry official, Haruhiko Kuroda, was tapped as the new head of the Asian Development Bank Thursday. The 60-year-old Kuroda will succeed Tadao Chino on Feb. 1.

Czech Republic sees GDP growing 3.8 percent

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Czech Finance Ministry said Tuesday it expected economic growth in 2004 to be 3.8 percent, falling to 3.6 percent in 2005.

Japan's ministries technically bankrupt

TOKYO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Most of Japan's government ministries and agencies, if they were private concerns, would have to declare bankruptcy, a Financial Ministry report has shown.

France to sell France Telecom shares

PARIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- France will sell 9.6 percent of shares in France Telecom, the French finance ministry announced Wednesday.

Japan's teachers facing lower pay

TOKYO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Japan's Finance Ministry is expected to abolish preferential wages for teachers at public primary and middle schools in 2005.

Slovak crown seen firmer before euro entry

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, April 7 (UPI) -- The Slovak finance ministry said Wednesday it expects the national currency, the crown, to appreciate steadily before being replaced by the euro.
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