Japan finance minister under fire for Nazi comment

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

Japan’s 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 Japan’s pacifist constitution among older Japanese, saying the Liberal Democrats had held quiet, extensive discussions about its proposals. “I don’t want to see this done in the midst of an uproar,” Aso said, according to the transcript. Since revisions of the constitution may raise protests, “doing it quietly, just as in one day the Weimar constitution changed to the Nazi constitution, without anyone realizing it, why don’t we learn from that sort of tactic?” Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe “in no way looks positively at the Nazi regime.

India’s Finance Minister Vows Not To Overspend

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.

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Statistics helps with decisions based on the likelihood of various outcomes and allows finance students to learn to reach conclusions about general differences between groups and large batches of information. It also explains the movements of a company’s stock. Accounting – Financial and managerial accounting courses teach finance students how to understand, record and report financial transactions, monitor the company’s budgets and performance, and examine the costs of the organization’s products and services. Economics – Economics looks at how scarce resources are allocated to achieve needs and wants. A course in macroeconomics will teach finance students to understand the impact of financial market activities on the overall economy.

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(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) Indias Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said despite the tough outlook for government finances, and an election coming up, New Delhi has no plans to overspend to win the hearts and minds of the electorate. On Thursday, the Economic Times reported on a Chidambaram presser on the first anniversary of his role as the countrys finance ministry where he said that state-run companies would be encouraged to raise funds overseas in new bond issues. He also said that the foreign direct investment policy would be liberalized beyond just big box retail and airlines currently as the government tries desperately to bring in money from abroad. Meanwhile, the FinMin did the usual cheerleading, saying he was confident the government could finance the current account deficit now nearly 5% this year without pulling money out of Indias foreign cash reserves. India has $279 billion in foreign reserves as of July 19, according to the Reserve Bank of India.

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