Minister of Finance Peer Steinbrueck of Germany

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BERLIN, Jan 14 (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said in a newspaper interview he expected Germanys deficit to soar beyond 4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010 following Berlins new 50 billion euro stimulus plan.
BERLIN, Jan 14 (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said in a newspaper interview published on Wednesday he was open to discuss changes to Germanys rescue fund for the financial industry.
BERLIN, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said on Tuesday he expected Germany to bust European Union deficit limits next year as a result of its second stimulus package.
BERLIN, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The supervisory board of German state-owned development bank KfW is in agreement on a sale of lender IKB , Germanys most prominent subprime casualty, Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said on Wednesday.
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Steinbrueck is standing firm against any extraordinary fiscal measures, and denounces Gordon Brown for his crass Keynesianism.
Steinbrueck is therefore doing a remarkable amount of damage.
What is a poor primo number-cruncher to do? Taking a leaf from his dashing and surprisingly adept colleague Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany's Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck has decided to try and revamp his image by embracing music.
And while Foreign Minister Steinmeier played safe with a middle-of-the-road rock song for his much publicized duet with his French counterpart, Bernard Koucher, Steinbrueck has really taken the plunge into uncharted waters by attempting that most difficult and potentially cringe-worthy genre known to doughy white males -- rap.
While Steinbrueck has nothing so shocking to distract his public from, he does seem to be hoping to get more than a few "shout-outs" of his own for his performance of "I Love Cash" and the fact that his ministry is forecasting no ill effects from the recent global financial crisis on the German economy.
states, German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said.
the eastern German border with Poland.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck has become the new "bad guy" in Europe.
Mr Steinbrueck said the UK government's switch to a "crass Keynesianism" to try to spend its way out of the economic crisis after years of preaching fiscal rectitude was "breathtaking.
The Sueddeutsche newspaper concluded that Mr Steinbrueck was right to question the introduction of tax cuts, but the paper warned that the German finance minister should tread carefully and "not scare off the partners whom he needs.
It's not the first time Mr Steinbrueck has put his foot in it.
In September, Mr Steinbrueck said bluntly that the US and Britain were responsible for the current financial crisis.
Mr Steinbrueck said the "insane drive for higher and higher profits" was partly to blame for the crisis and he warned that the US would "lose its status as the superpower of the global financial system.
Peer Steinbrueck is a bit like a bull in a china shop," said Otto Fricke, the chairman of the Bundestag's budget committee and an MP for the opposition Free Democratic Party.
Mr Steinbrueck is a Social Democrat and as the finance minister, he is a member of Chancellor Merkel's left-right coalition government.
Gustav Horn, the director of the Macroeconomic Policy Institute in Duesseldorf, said: "Peer Steinbrueck has criticised the British government because he doesn't want to cut income tax, or VAT, in Germany.
Finance minister Peer Steinbrueck has taken issue with Britain's "crass Keynesianism.
Not content with having snubbed calls from the European Commission for a heftier fiscal stimulus to help revive the economy, Steinbrueck has now publicly taken aim at Britain's government for treading a path of "crass Keynesianism" that will cost a generation's worth of public debt.
Steinbrueck said the second package would include steps to help the auto industry and remove hurdles to ensure that infrastructure projects were not held up by red tape.
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German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck is mulling a cut in the base income tax rate to 12 percent from 15 percent to help pull Europes biggest economy out of a deep recession, a spokesman said Friday.
Steinbrueck is to make the proposal Monday at a crunch meeting of leaders of Chancellor Angela Merkels grand coalition government aimed at hammering out an agreement on a major new economic stimulus package, the spokesman said.
record sums of money into its economy.
billion euro stimulus package time to succeed.
This is good for Germany as a financial location and strengthens the financial centre, Steinbrueck said in a statement issued in Beijing, where he met top Chinese officials on Monday.
I am not sure everyone has properly registered this," Steinbrueck said in Brussels.
Inflation is a problem," Steinbrueck said at the Frankfurt stock market gathering.
Germany wants Liechtenstein to increase the transparency of its financial system, Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said on Saturday.
We would like to conclude a double taxation agreement with Liechtenstein," Steinbrueck was quoted as saying.
power in the region after 39 years of consecutive rule.
UL] initial public offering, German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said on Tuesday.
Steinbrueck said the Chinese showed interest.
LONDON -- German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck has criticised countries for rushing through what he called crass and untested economic rescue packages at a "breathtaking and depressing" pace.