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PROFILE-Bulgaria’s Finance Minister Kalin Hristov – Reuters

Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:03am EDT Position: Bulgarian Finance Minister Incumbent: Kalin Hristov, 42 Born: Feb.6, 1971 Term: Hristov became interim finance minister on March 13 after a centre-right government led by Boiko Borisov resigned in February. He replaces Simeon Djankov and will keep the post until a new government is formed after a May […]

SKorea’s nominee for finance minister sees slower-than-expected growth, hints … – Washington Post

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Eurozone finance ministers to meet on Cyprus – MiamiHerald.com

BRUSSELS — The finance ministers of the 17 euro countries will hold a special meeting this week to discuss the planned bailout program for Cyprus. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who chairs the ministers’ meetings, on Wednesday called an extraordinary session for Friday in Brussels to discuss the rescue loans for the cash-strapped country. Cyprus needs up to […]

Former prosecutor Stolper starts litigation finance firm – Reuters

By Casey Sullivan Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:46am EDT (Reuters) – High-profile former federal prosecutor Andrew Stolper said Tuesday he had teamed up with an ex-FBI agent to form a private equity firm specializing in litigation finance, a growing business in the legal industry. Stolper, whose career included the ill-fated Broadcom case in 2009, said […]

SKorea’s finance chief sees risk of slower growth – Huffington Post

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s newly-named finance minister said Wednesday the recovery in Asia’s fourth-largest economy is weak and might need additional government stimulus. Hyun Oh-seok told parliament that South Korea’s economy may not achieve the 3 percent growth projected by the government and he would quickly introduce measures to aid the recovery. His […]

Euro zone finance ministers to meet on Friday to discuss Cyprus – Reuters

BRUSSELS, March 13 | Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:59am EDT BRUSSELS, March 13 (Reuters) – The euro zone’s 17 finance ministers will meet on Friday in Brussels after an EU leaders’ summit to discuss a financial bailout of Cyprus, officials said on Wednesday. “Friday 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) extra Eurogroup on Cyprus,” Dutch Finance Minister […]

Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest – Reuters

March 13 | Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:28am EDT March 13 (Reuters) – The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media on Wednesday: * Charles and David Koch, two of the world’s richest men, are interested in Tribune’s newspaper assets, which include the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, according to sources familiar […]

PROFILE-Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray – Reuters

Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:24pm EDT Position: Mexican Finance Minister Incumbent: Luis Videgaray Date of Birth: Aug. 10, 1968 Term: Appointed Dec. 1, 2012 Key Facts: – Videgaray, President Enrique Pena Nieto’s right-hand man, combines blue-chip academic qualifications with experience in the private sector, local government and the federal Congress. – He studied law and […]

GOP lawmakers grill consumer finance chief – Washington Times

GOP lawmakers grill consumer finance chief – Washington Times

Follow @timdevaney Enlarge Photo Richard Cordray and Mary Jo White are sworn in March 12, 2013, … more > Facebook Follow @washtimes Senate Republicans used the confirmation hearing for the head of President Obama’s new Consumer Financial Protection Board to air their continued unhappiness with the agency’s funding and what they said was its lack of […]

Lee Buchheit, fairy godmother to finance ministers in distress – The Guardian

The eurozone crisis rumbles on. After a period of relative calm, the deadlock following the Italian election reignited fears of a eurozone breakup. While the markets may have recovered momentarily, the shock reminded everyone that the crisis never really went away. The currency bloc is in its worst recession since the second world war, while […]