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Blockchain would be part of our state’s priority; French Minister of Finance Bruno Le Maire

In view of the Blockchain Week Summit scheduled for 16 – 17 of April, the Capital magazine aspect on “economic and business” had an interview with Bruno Le Maire a day before, 15th April. In the remarks of France’s Minister of Economy and Finance, he communicated that the government of France would make blockchain a priority.

To demonstrate the commitment of the French government to prioritize blockchain, a sum of four million and five hundred thousand euros (EUR 4.5m) have been set aside for all advance inventions with blockchain inclusive. The money is an equivalent of five million US dollars ($5 m). France aims to perform this to disrupt American and Chinese supremacy on technology.

Brune Maire also made remarks which underscored PACTE Act responsible for the regulatory process of blockchain. PACTE Act was just currently approved by the states’ National Assembly.

The interview with France’s Minister of Economy and

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UK finance minister Sunak, 39, next in line to lead country after Raab

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the red budget box outside his office in Downing Street in London, Britain March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak would take responsibility for leading the country if Dominic Raab, currently standing in for hospitalised Prime Minister Boris Johnson, were also incapacitated.

Johnson spent a night in intensive care receiving oxygen treatment following his admission to hospital with a persistent high temperature and cough, more than a week after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

Foreign minister Raab has taken over some of the British leader’s responsibilities, including chairing the government’s daily meeting on the coronavirus crisis, although the 55-year Johnson remains prime minister.

“There is an established order of precedence,” Johnson’s spokesman said. “In line with the order of precedence, the Chancellor (Sunak) would follow from the Foreign Secretary.”

Sunak was

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Dutch lacked empathy for southern virus plight, says finance minister | World

A man rides a bicycle by the Albert Cuypmarkt, after Amsterdam-Amstelland security region announced measures aimed at stopping/curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, in Amsterdam March 23, 2020. — AFP pic
A man rides a bicycle by the Albert Cuypmarkt, after Amsterdam-Amstelland security region announced measures aimed at stopping/curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, in Amsterdam March 23, 2020. — AFP pic

THE HAGUE, April 1 — Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra acknowledged yesterday that the Netherlands and some other EU countries had not expressed much empathy for southern Europe’s battle against Covid-19, but still declined to back common bonds.

Hoekstra spoke with private broadcaster RTLZ in reference to a meeting of eurozone finance ministers last Thursday where northern countries rejected a request by others for a common bond issuance to help countries like Italy and Spain weather the crisis.

“We were not empathetic enough, to the point that it has raised resistance,” Hoekstra told RTLZ.

“We did not succeed in conveying what it is we want to do,” he added.

Hard-hit countries including Italy and Spain called for eurozone

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Bung Moktar said then-finance minister recommended RM150m Felcra investment, witness tells court | Malaysia

According to the first charge, Datuk Seri Bung Moktar (pic), 60, who was at that time the non-executive chairman of Felcra, was accused of taking a bribe of RM2.2 million in cash from Public Mutual’s investment agent Madhi Abdul Hamid, 38, through his wife Zizie Ezette. — Bernama pic
According to the first charge, Datuk Seri Bung Moktar (pic), 60, who was at that time the non-executive chairman of Felcra, was accused of taking a bribe of RM2.2 million in cash from Public Mutual’s investment agent Madhi Abdul Hamid, 38, through his wife Zizie Ezette. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — A member of the Felcra Berhad Board of Directors told the Sessions Court here today that Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin informed the then finance minister to recommend Felcra to invest RM150 million in Public Mutual Berhad Unit Trust in 2015.

Habibah Suleiman, 72, said she did not know that the amount of investment sought was RM150 million as the sum approved at the board meeting was only RM50 million.

Bung Moktar was then the non-executive chairman of Felcra.

“The board did ask YB Datuk Bung Moktar about the difference in amount that was invested in

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