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Japan's cuddly mascots face extermination

One word can't describe the cuddly mascots that permeate every sector of the economy of Japan. Prefectures, companies, products and sports teams, to name just a few, all have a mascot. The mascot industry is worth billions a year, and that's the problem.

German Finance Minister warns of revolution in Europe

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has warned that Europe faces revolution unless a solution to youth unemployment is found.

Finance Minister tells elderly Japanese people 'Hurry up and die'

Tokyo - According to the Finance Minister of Japan, the elderly should be allowed to end their lives in peace, without any artificial medical support.

Expiry dates gone, clearer fees for Canadian prepaid credit cards

Ottawa - The Canadian government announced Wednesday of new rules and regulations for the prepaid credit card industry, which has gone largely unregulated for several years. Consumers will no longer worry about hidden fees and expiry dates.

British Columbia Finance Minister resigns, announces retirement

Vancouver - British Columbia Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced that he is stepping down from his position and will retire from the public sector. Falcon will stay on as a backbench Member of the Legislative Assembly.

Zimbabwe cuts spending to 2012 budget, proposes major changes

Harare - Due to a paucity of diamond inflows and revenues, Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti announced that the 2012 federal budget will consist of spending cuts by 10 percent as well as a jump in tax rates.

Inquiry into banking scandal

In response to intense political pressure, British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is shortly expected to announce an independent inquiry into the banking industry.

Finance Minister confirms RIM won't receive Canadian bailout

Fredericton - Research in Motion, the struggling Canadian-owned BlackBerry-maker, will not receive a bailout from the federal government, confirmed Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty Thursday in New Brunswick.

Op-Ed: Is there such thing as a bad job? Yes, but we can't be fastidious

Toronto - As the Canadian federal government makes significant changes to the Employment Insurance system, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's comments of there is no such thing as a bad job must be questioned and analyzed.

Canadian Finance Minister: There is no such thing as a bad job

Ottawa - Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told a phalanx of reporters Monday that this country needs workers and there is no such thing as a bad job. This comes as the Conservatives are attempting to reform Employment Insurance.

Finance Minister, Toronto Mayor honour scholarship recipients Special

Toronto - Canadian officials helped honour Canada Company scholarship recipients Friday aboard the HMCS Montreal ship in Toronto. The organization helps children of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Canada and overseas.

Indonesia to investigate Finance Minister, Vice President

Jakarta - The Indonesian Parliament voted in favor of a criminal investgation over the Finance Minister and Vice President's involvement in the 6.7 trillion Rupiah rescue of a small bank in the Asia-Pacific nation.

Canada's Finance Department will tweet the budget on March 4th

Canada's Department of Finance has created a Twitter account, and Canadians will be able to receive budget details tweeted as Minister Jim Flaherty presents his budget to Parliament.

Page says Canada's fiscal structure is 'Not Sustainable'

An in-depth analysis of Canada's fiscal structure shows the system is not sustainable said Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kevin Page. Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Page to ensure government accountability.

Government watchdog says Canada's deficit will grow

Canada's appointed fiscal watchdog, Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page, released his report on Canada's deficit situation.

Japanese Finance Minister to resign from exhaustion

The 77-year-old Japanese Finance Minister will resign his post due to poor health and after weeks of constant arguments over the federal budget. Finding a replacement for Hirohisa Fuji will be a difficult task for Japan's Prime Minister.

Shoichi Nakagawa, Japanese ex-minister found dead

Mr. Shoichi Nakagawa, the former finance minister of Japan has by found dead at his Tokyo home. Nakagawa was disgraced after appearing to be drunk during a speech in Rome in February during the G7 talks.

India aims to end poverty by 2040

India's finance minister has said poverty is fast declining in the country and could be wiped out by 2040.

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