Japan finance minister under fire for Nazi comment

HSBC Finance Corporation Declares Dividend for Holders of Series B Preferred Stock

How to stealthily cripple democracy?” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said in a statement. “Has Vice Prime Minister Aso forgotten that Nazi Germany’s ascendancy to power quickly brought the world to the abyss and engulfed humanity in the untold horrors of World War II?” In South Korea, Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young said Aso’s remark “will obviously hurt many people.” “I believe Japanese political leaders should be more careful with their words and behavior,” Cho said. In China, which also suffered invasion and occupation by Japanese imperial troops before and during the war, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the comments showed that “Japan’s neighbors in Asia, and the international community, have to heighten their vigilance over the direction of Japan’s development.” Hong also objected to Aso’s comments on visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, which commemorates Japan’s 2.3 million war dead, including 14 wartime leaders convicted of war crimes. Aso urged lawmakers in his speech to visit the shrine at times other than the closely watched anniversary of the end of the war on Aug.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso is surrounded by reporters at the ministry in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

The schools’ management said it ended fiscal 2013 with a $6 million deficit but expects to report a surplus of approximately $6 million in 2014 due to school closures and possible midyear budget cuts, S&P said. “The rating reflects a pledge of all state aid to be appropriated by the state of Michigan to the Detroit Public Schools starting with fiscal 2014,” the rating company said. The Detroit Public Schools enrollment could fall by as much as 33 percent, and state aid will be sufficient to cover debt service, according to S&P.

Michigan Finance Authority revenue notes rates SP-1 -S&P

Fri Aug 2, 2013 10:00am EDT HSBC Finance Corporation Declares Dividend for Holders of Series B Preferred Stock HSBC Finance Corporation announced today that its board of directors declared the regular quarterly cash dividend on the companys Series B preferred stock of $0.3975 per depositary share payable September 13, 2013 to shareholders of record on August 30, 2013. About HSBC Finance Corporation HSBC Finance Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and services a liquidating portfolio of residential real estate loans and unsecured loans, and also provides specialty insurance products. HSBC Finance is a subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. HSBC Bank USA

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