Bill English delivers his 2016 Budget

Minister of Finance Bill English has delivered his Budget Speech 2016. The biggest hit was for smokers but after that it was public services such as health and education that […]

Scott Morrison delivers pre-election budget

The Treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison, has delivered his 2016-2017 Budget Speech. It is expected to be the final act of the current government before Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces […]

FinMin Morneau delivers first Liberal Budget

Canada’s new Finance Minister Bill Morneau has delivered his first budget to parliament. The speech was probably most notable because the new Liberal government failed to meet its promise to […]

Budget 2016

British Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Budget 2016 speech. You can find the full Budget 2016 document here. You can find all Budget 2016 documents here. The Treasury has […]

Croatia’s new government presents first budget

Croatia’s new government has presented its first budget to parliament. The full text of the two relevant press releases on the Government of the Republic of Croatia website are as […]

FinMin delivers Budget speech

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has delivered his third budget speech setting a fiscal deficit for the coming year of 3.5% of GDP. You can find the full text of the […]

Osborne delivers Autumn Statement

Prime Minister David Cameron watched on yesterday as Chancellor George Osborne started his campaign to become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom. The Autumn Statement gives the Chancellor […]

Budget 2016

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has delivered Ireland’s 2016 Budget to parliament. The budget was notable for having only one tax increase, that on cigarettes. Other than that the budget, the […]

Threat of impeachment hangs over Dilma Rouseff once more

In a unanimous vote, Brazil’s Federal Accounts Court has ruled that the government of Dilma Rouseff manipulated the accounts in 2014, in order to disguise the widening fiscal deficit. The […]

Ten Ministries to go in reform programme

Brazil’s Planning Minister Nelson Barbosa has announced that the federal government is to axe ten of its 39 ministries. It will also ‘rationalise’ public administration down to secretaries as well […]

Greece gets €86 billion loan

Eurozone Finance Ministers have agreed to give Greece a €86 billion (£61 billion; $95 billion) loan after Greece’s parliament agreed all the conditions laid down following a marathon session on […]

Summer Budget 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered a Summer 2015 Budget. This is his sixth budget but the first, following the election of a Conservative government in May, where he has been […]

Parliament passes Budget

The Ethiopian News Agency reports that the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) approved on Tuesday the 2015/2016 budget. The budget for the forthcoming year will be 223.3 billion birr (£6.9 […]

Zimbabwe Dollar demonetised

President Robert Mugabe has issued Statutory Instrument 70 of 2015 titled: “Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (Demonetisation of Notes and Coins) Notice 2015 which demonetises the Zimbabwe dollar in favour of […]

FinMin delivers Budget 2015

Finance Minister Bill English delivered his Budget Speech 2015 today. In his speech the Finance Minister forecast a $684 million deficit for 2014/2015, moving to a surplus of $176 million […]

FinMin delivers Economic Action Plan 2015

Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Finance delivered his Economic Action Plan 2015 (Budget) yesterday. Delivering his first budget speech Mr Oliver said the “Economic Action Plan 2015 will create jobs, […]

Chancellor delivers last budget before election

Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister) George Osborne has delivered the last budget of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government before the 7th May general election. The BBC has […]

FinMin presents Budget 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has delivered his first full year Union Budget 2015. For a simple point by point guide of the key elements of the budget go to The […]

South African Budget 2015

Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, has delivered his 2015 Budget speech. In his speech the Minister said that taxes would have to rise and government spending would fall. The Minister […]

Najib Razak announces revisions to 2015 budget

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has delivered a budget revision announcement today to the original budget delivered in October 2015. The revision includes a cut in the economic growth forecast […]

PM calls fresh election after losing budget vote

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has announced a general election just three months after voters last went to the polls. The election is expected to take place on 22nd March 2015. […]

FinMin delivers mini-budget

South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, delivered yesterday his Medium Term Policy Statement. The full text of his speech as published on the National Treasury website is as follows: […]

National Budget 2015 passed

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) which was formed earlier this month by the military junta has voted in favour of the 2015 National Budget by 183 to three abstentions. The […]

Arun Jaitley delivers Budget Speech 2014-2015

Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley, delivered his Budget speech for the 2014-2015 fiscal period today. This is the first budget of the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government with expectations […]

India Railways to be opened up to overseas investors

Minister of Railways, Sadananda Gowda, laid out his 2014/2015 Railway Budget yesterday. The budget speech broke new ground, announcing that the system would be open to overseas investors and that […]