Japan finance minister under fire for comment referring to Nazis and constitutional change

India’s Finance Minister Vows Not To Overspend

Critics of the ruling Liberal Democrats are uneasy over the partys proposals for revising the U.S.-inspired postwar constitution, in part to allow a higher profile for Japans military. Japan and Nazi Germany were allies in World War II, when Japan occupied much of Asia and Germany much of Europe, where the racial supremacist Nazis oversaw the killings of an estimated 6 million Jews before the war ended in 1945 with their defeat. Japans history of military aggression, which included colonizing the Korean Peninsula before the war, is the reason its current constitution limits the role of the military. According to a transcript of the speech published by the newspaper Asahi Shimbun, Aso decried the lack of support for revising Japans pacifist constitution among older Japanese, saying the Liberal Democrats had held quiet, extensive discussions about its proposals. I dont want to see this done in the midst of an uproar, Aso said, according to the transcript.

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Posted by Daniel DeBlasio (Editor) , August 01, 2013 at 10:02 PM Next Previous Slideshow Download The Board of Finance has approved several budget cuts, reducing the budget and lowering the mill rate to 23.4. The Board of Selectmen sent a list of proposed budget reductions , generated by Woodbury department heads at the request of First Selectman Jerry Stomski, to the finance board Wednesday. The finance board then met Thursday night and approved every one of the proposed reductions with the exception of a $10,000 cut for elimination of a part-time police officer. The largest reduction approved by the board was a $100,000 cut from the roads account.

Emerging market countries often use reserves to fend off speculative attacks against its currency, and to provide a cushion against external debt service. The FinMin said that Indias target for this years fiscal deficit was still 4.8%. It is a red line and it will not be breached, he said on a day that economic data out of the country showed the government had run up a fiscal deficit of nearly half the budgeted amount in the first quarter. The fiscal deficit for April-June quarter was 48.4% of the budgeted amount compared with 37.1% in the same period last year, the ET reported Thursday. Chidambaram had unveiled a new fiscal consolidation road map soon after taking over as finance minister last year and managed to contain fiscal deficit at 4.9% of GDP by effecting aggressive expenditure cuts, joining countries around the world trying to streamline government.

Finance Board Approves Several Cuts, Lowers Mill Rate

to Report Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results NEW YORK–( BUSINESS WIRE )– WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (WhiteHorse Finance or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: WHF ) today announced that it will release its second quarter financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 prior to the open of the financial markets on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. The Company will discuss its financial results on a conference call that day at 10:00 a.m. ET. To access the teleconference, please dial 706-758-9224 (domestic and international) approximately 10 minutes before the teleconferences scheduled start time and reference ID# 14342688.

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