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China's fiscal revenues in June jumped 19.6 percent to $100.5 billion from the same month of last year, the Finance Ministry said. The June growth far exceeded that of May, when revenues rose 4.8 percent from the same month of last year to $96.05 billion. The ministry said revenues for the first six months of the year, however, fell 2.4 percent to 3.398 trillion yuan ($497.32 billion), China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. China's expenditures in the first six months of this year...
South Korea, relying on steps taken to stimulate the economy, is hoping for a 3 percent growth next year, despite the global slowdown. The Strategy and Finance Ministry announced the 3 percent GDP growth target Tuesday, pointing to various programs including deregulation, tax cuts and increased state
Japan's September trade surplus fell 94.1 percent from the same month of last year to 95.1 billion yen or $974 million, the Finance Ministry said Thursday.
MOSCOW. Sept 5 (Interfax) - The Russian Energy Ministry is drafting proposals on raising the nontaxable cut-off price for oil to $25 from $15 a barrel from 2010, Deputy Energy Minister Stanislav Svetlitsky told reporters.
Text of report by Bosnian Serb state-owned daily Glas Srpske, on 26 August [Report by Svetlana Dusanic: "Russian Buyer Fulfilled Obligations" p3] Banja Luka: The Russian buyer NeftGazInkor has fulfilled all the obligations toward the Serb Republic Government from the agreement on the purchase of the Serb Republic oil industry, Glas Srpske has learned from the Serb Republic Finance Ministry.
Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 27 July [Report by Sa'di Ghazalah in Baghdad: "The Health Ministry Distributes 3,000 Jobs to its Departments."] The Health Ministry has ordered the suspension of appointing and reappointing employees, except physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and nurses.
Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website Hanoi (VNA) -The retail price of lead-free RON 92 petrol increased 4,500 VND to 19,000 VND per litre as from 10 a.m.
Text of report by Baqir Sajjad Syed headlined "UK alleges misuse of aid given for polio vaccine" published by Pakistan newspaper Dawn website on 30 June Islamabad, June 29: Britain has protested over what it calls misuse by the Finance Ministry of the 15 million assistance for procuring polio vaccine, according to sources in the British High Commission.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Two thousand leftist demonstrators blocked access to Mexico's main tax office in the center of the capital on Friday in a fresh protest over alleged fraud in the July 2 presidential election.
By Jonathan Saul JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors in Israel are living in poverty because they are not getting enough help from the Jewish state, social welfare groups said on Monday.