Greece’s former finance minister should be prosecuted, lawmakers say

Finance set to surpass tech as most-profitable U.S. industry

Papaconstantinou served as finance minister from October 2009 to June 2011, and was finance minister when Greece negotiated its first international bailout. Because he is a lawmaker, Parliament has to approve the lifting of immunity before any prosecution can proceed. In a secret ballot late Monday, 220 deputies in the 300-seat Parliament voted in favor of the former minister being prosecuted for at least one charge, and 166 for all three. Seventeen deputies were absent. Addressing lawmakers before the vote, Papaconstantinou denied wrongdoing and said he was being targeted “for one simple reason, being the finance minister who put the country in the bailout process.” A council of judges will convene, probably later this week, to decide whether Papaconstantinou should face the criminal charges outlined in Parliament.

China Won’t Have Large Stimulus This Year, Finance Minister Says

industry Finance could be well on its way to overtaking tech this year to once again become the U.S. industry that earns the most annual profit. Post to Facebook Finance set to surpass tech as most-profitable U.S. industry on USAToday.com: http://usat.ly/12xWwqZ Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent!

Finance warning for car buyers

The other woman at the centre of this matter said she has sent text messages to the couple asking whether she was also going to get her money back, but has had no reply. Oxford Finance was contacted but a spokeswoman said they were unable to comment due to privacy concerns. Citizens Advice Bureau policy adviser Andrew Hubbard said if a car was being bought privately, checks should always be made to see if there was any finance owing. “You can do this online, or via your cell phone. You can text the registration number and VIN of the car to 3463, and receive a YES/NO answer along with a SMS report code to enter online, this costs $3.

Former socialist Finance minister George Papaconstantinou at the Greek Parliament in Athens on January 17, 2013.

officials in Washington. The remarks were posted yesterday on the Finance Ministry s website. Premier Li Keqiang said this month that the nation should keep restructuring the economy as long as growth and employment stay above unspecified limits, even as a second-quarter slowdown in expansion increased risks that China will miss its 7.5 percent goal for the year. The government responded to the global financial crisis in 2008 with a 4 trillion yuan ($586 billion at the time) stimulus and a wave of bank lending. From a policy perspective, China wont roll out large-scale fiscal stimulus policies this year, said Lou, who became finance minister in March.

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