Kuwait forms cabinet with new oil, finance ministers

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August 4, 2013 by apicomely

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

Critics of the ruling Liberal Democrats are uneasy over the party’s proposals for revising the U.S.-inspired postwar constitution, in part to allow a higher profile for Japan’s 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. 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.


Newly-elected MP Issa al-Kundari was appointed communications minister. The cabinet retains the two female ministers in the same posts and has two members from the Shiite minority. “It appears we are before a policy that will never change and a mentality that has not understood the message of the election,” independent Shiite MP Faisal al-Duwaisan said in a statement. He threatened that if the government does not tackle a number of key issues quickly, he will question the prime minister and other ministers in parliament.

Premier car cos bet high on finance offers to push sales

Nearly 95% of our customers opt for finance scheme”, he said. We offer our customers facility to pay interest amount every month, while principle amount is to be paid by them at the year-end. Now, it is up to the customers to go for pre-determined tenure for payment of principle amount. Under this scheme, we are offering repayment tenure of 84 months, against the normal tenure of 36 months in normal finance cases, which allows a customer to pay merely Rs 999 per day, added Anand. Both BMW and Mercedes are providing EMI (equated monthly instalment) schemes known as Bullet and Balloon.


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