Ireland's 2019 budget first balanced in decade: finance minister

Photo from Department of Finance of Ireland shows the Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe presenting the government’s 2019 budget before he tabled it to the lower house of the Irish parliament for debate.(Xinhua/Department of Finance of Ireland) DUBLIN, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) — Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has recently introduced to the parliament Ireland’s 2019 […]

State finance officials frustrated over budget bill hangup

State finance officials frustrated over budget bill hangup

By Colin A. Young State House News Service  October 13, 2018 Comptroller Thomas Shack feels like he’s the chirping smoke detector of state government, regularly sloughed off when he attempts to warn of an impending problem. “When the smoke detector starts to go off you have two things you can do; you can either address […]

'Winter is coming': Indonesia warns world finance leaders over trade war

'Winter is coming': Indonesia warns world finance leaders over trade war

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Just in case any of the global central bankers and finance ministers gathered in Indonesia missed the message delivered repeatedly this week, the host nation said it again on Friday: Everyone stands to lose if trade wars are allowed to escalate. A participant attends plenary session at the International Monetary […]

Market rout continues, Dow loses 545 points

Market rout continues, Dow loses 545 points

The stock sell-off deepened Thursday. The Dow (^DJI) tumbled 2.13%, or 545.91 points as of market close, paring some losses after shedding as many as 698.97 points mid-afternoon. The index had plummeted more than 800 points at the end of trading Wednesday in its largest single-day decline since February. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) slipped 2.06%, or 57.31 points, […]

Dow drops 831 points, S&P 500 posts five-day losing streak

Dow drops 831 points, S&P 500 posts five-day losing streak

Stocks posted their worst single-day drop in months on Wednesday. The Dow (^DJI) tumbled 3.15%, or 831.83 points, with all 30 component of the blue-chip index finishing in the red. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) fell 3.29%, or 94.66 points for its fifth day of losses and longest losing streak since late 2016  The declines marked the biggest single-day […]

Thai Ministry of Commerce Explores Blockchain Solutions for Copyright, Agriculture, Finance

Thai Ministry of Commerce Explores Blockchain Solutions for Copyright, Agriculture, Finance

The Thai Ministry of Commerce has begun to conduct feasibility studies on the use of blockchain in copyright, agriculture, and trade finance, English-language Thai newspaper Bangkok Post reports Tuesday, Oct. 9. A Thai official from Thailand’s Trade Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO), Pimchanok Vonkorpon, told the Bangkok Post that the study is being conducted with […]

Utah League of Cities' former finance chief charged with skimming $30k for travel, drinks, clothing

Utah League of Cities' former finance chief charged with skimming $30k for travel, drinks, clothing

Twenty months after the state auditor accused her of embezzling $30,000 for trips, dinners, alcohol and lingerie, the former chief financial officer of the Utah League of Cities and Towns has been formally charged with misuse of public money. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill filed the charge, a second-degree felony, against Michelle Pickering […]

Lafourche council to vote on finance director, council member

Lafourche council to vote on finance director, council member

The Lafourche Parish Council will have the chance Tuesday to vote on a third nominee for parish finance director and fill the vacant council District 5 seat. Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle has nominated Connie Duet as finance director. Duet has been a fund accountant in the department since 2001. According to her resume, Duet has […]