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'Choke off terrorism': UN Security Council passes resolution to cut Islamic State's finances

Dec 18, 2015

'Choke off terrorism': UN Security Council passes resolution to cut Islamic State's finances

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew led the council's first-ever meeting of finance ministers, shoring up a major diplomatic push to end the war in Syria, where IS jihadists control a large swathe of territory and have installed their de facto capital. #United States #United Nations #Al-Qaeda #France #NewsTracker #Russia #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Britain #UN Security Council #George Osborne #islamic-state #IS #Paris attacks #Michel Sapin
Britain announces  1 bn credit line for Indian infra projects

Jul 08, 2014

Britain announces 1 bn credit line for Indian infra projects

Osborne and British foreign secretary William Hague are on a two-day visit to India to bolster trade and investment ties with Asia's third-largest economy.
#India #Credit #Raghuram Rajan #Infrastructure #Britain #George Osborne
Sealing deals: UK's FM, Foreign Min begin two day visit to India to woo Modi govt

Jul 07, 2014

Sealing deals: UK's FM, Foreign Min begin two day visit to India to woo Modi govt

The arrival of George Osborne, Britain's finance minister, and Foreign Secretary William Hague, is the latest in a series of high-profile visits by foreign governments keen to build strong relations with Modi. #India #Defence #Infrastructure #Modi #William Hague #UK #George Osborne
Want independence? Then be set to lose pound, says UK FM

Feb 13, 2014

Want independence? Then be set to lose pound, says UK FM

The UK finance minister said that the currency couldn't be split up like a CD collection. #TheySaidIt #Scotland #UK #George Osborne
Once more! Fed is blowing bubbles to cover up growing inequality

Oct 03, 2013

Once more! Fed is blowing bubbles to cover up growing inequality

The Western central banks primarily the Federal Reserve of United States and the Bank of England, have been printing money (or quantitative easing as they like to call it) at a very rapid rate since the start of the financial crisis in late 2008. The idea is to print and pump money into the financial system and thus ensure that there is a lot of money going around, leading to low interest rates. #Dollar #US #Europe #Federal Reserve #Raghuram Rajan #Global economy #Real estate bubble #money markets #Chancellor George Osborne #Charlene Chu
UK Finance Minister's budget leaked online minutes before speech

Mar 20, 2013

UK Finance Minister's budget leaked online minutes before speech

A copy of what appeared to be the front page of the London Evening Standard, with full details of economic forecasts and changes to taxes appeared on the blog of political commentator Guido Fawkes at least fifteen minutes ahead of Osborne's speech. #InsecureNet #George Osborne #UK Budget
UK may lose triple A credit rating: Treasury chief

Dec 06, 2012

UK may lose triple A credit rating: Treasury chief

Britain's Treasury chief has acknowledged that the country may lose its triple A credit rating even though his economic strategy remains centered on getting the public finances under control. #NewsTracker #George Osborne #Moody
Cameron shuffles UK Cabinet, but keeps Osborne

Sep 04, 2012

Cameron shuffles UK Cabinet, but keeps Osborne

British Prime Minister David Cameron kept his unpopular finance minister George Osborne in a reshuffle of his cabinet on Tuesday that he hopes will revive the Conservative-led government's fortunes in the middle of a term dominated by recession. #NewsTracker #David Cameron #George Osborne
Ease visa rules or we will relocate: Indian IT to the UK

Apr 17, 2012

Ease visa rules or we will relocate: Indian IT to the UK

However, the British government has decided not to make any change in the 'intra-company transfers' for the next two years. #Visa #PolicyWatch #United Kingdom #George Osborne #Vince Cable
S&P affirms UK's AAA credit rating, outlook stable

Apr 14, 2012

S&P affirms UK's AAA credit rating, outlook stable

The agency said the rating outlook was stable, reflecting its "expectation that the government will continue to consolidate public finances", though it expects the economy to grow about 1.6% each year until 2015 #Standard & Poor's AB #NewsTracker #United Kingdom #MOODY'S CORPORATION #Fitch Inc. #George Osborne