European finance ministers ready to welcome Latvia into euro, despite economic problems

Former Alibaba Finance Director Joins Babytree

Those countries that take care of their sustainable economic development by avoiding excessive macroeconomic imbalances or unsustainable public finances, they do succeed and benefit from euro membership, said Olli Rehn, the EUs economic and monetary affairs commissioner. Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan called Latvias adoption of the euro along with Croatias recent joining of the EU absolutely amazing when you pull back from the day-to-day workings of the crisis. But not many Latvians see it that way; polls suggest that less than half the population supports the move not unsurprising after several years of crisis that has seen Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus all receive bailouts and raised questions about the very survival of the currency. Dombrovskis said he was confident that a majority of Latvians would be behind the euro by the time it enters into circulation, saying that the government was currently conducting a massive information campaign to explain both the reasons behind the move and the practicalities of it. Each eurozone country gets to design its own coins, and Latvias will carry the profile of Milda, who represents Latvian nationhood, Dombrovskis said.

Republican FEC Commissioners Want To Make Campaign Finance Prosecutions Harder

Wang said, “With Mr. Meng’s joining, Babytree will embrace a strong team in corporate finance. Of equal importance, we hope that Mr. Meng can also bring to Babytree fitting elements of Alibaba’s consumer- and customer-centric culture, which is a key reason for its success to date.” A Finance major and a postgraduate from Central Academy of Finance and Economics in China, Mr.

epa03779183 Participants in the Color Run have pink powder thrown at them in Hanover, Germany, 07 July 2013. Several thousand participants took part in a 5 km run durign which they had colorful powders thrown at them. EPA/JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE

Treasury Says Zimbabwean Former Finance Minister Backs Tsvangirai in Election By Godfrey Marawanyika & Brian Latham – 2013-07-08T12:37:21Z Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister Simba Makoni said hes backing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in his bid to defeat President Robert Mugabe in elections scheduled for this month. The coming together of these parties has been necessitated by shared commitment to bring to an end the current hardships confronting Zimbabweans, due to the failed policies of the past, said Makoni, whose New Dawn party won 8 percent of the vote in 2008. He spoke at a joint press conference with Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change in Harare, the capital. The alliance follows a July 5 coalition between the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union, which draws its support mainly in the western region of Matabeleland, and a separate faction of the MDC led by Welshman Ncube. Zimbabweans will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections July 31 after the Constitutional Court turned down applications, including one prompted by the Southern African Development Community , to delay the ballot.

What UK finance should take from Andy Murray

Many big British firms have fallen to the financial equivalents of Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Steffi Graf. Cazenove is now part of JPMorgan; the Warburg franchise was gobbled up by what is today UBS; Morgan Grenfell was swallowed by Deutsche Bank. This foreign takeover of the Square Mile is attributed variously to a superior work ethic, professionalism and strategic savvy. If tennis is any guide, it can take a long time to recover lost dominance the last Briton to win the mens singles at Wimbledon was Fred Perry in 1936. What can British banking learn from Murray? He had seemed distant and aloof.

Zimbabwean Former Finance Minister Backs Tsvangirai in Election

Mythili Raman, the acting assistant attorney general in DOJs Criminal Division, testified DOJs investigations into campaign finance violations were hampered by the Supreme Court Citizens United decision. The FEC has six seats, but one Democratic seat is currently vacant and all five of the current commissioners are serving past the expiration of their terms. Most of the commission’s actions nevertheless require four votes. The vote to change the manual only requires three votes, which means it will succeed on partisan lines with three Republican commissioners supporting it. The proposal has angered campaign finance watchdogs, including Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington executive director Melanie Sloan, who said, “It seems there’s nothing Don McGahn won’t do to undermine the enforcement of campaign finance laws.

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