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Finance Minister of the Year 2014

Finance Minister of the Year 2014

The Banker’s Finance Minister of the Year awards celebrate the officials who managed to restore economic stability and even growth to their countries following a turbulent few years.

Finance minister of the year 2013

Finance Minister of the Year 2013

The Banker's Finance Minister of the Year awards celebrates the officials that successfully steered their countries through the economic turbulence of 2012.

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Finance Minister of the Year 2012 - Global and Asia-Pacific

Being a country’s finance minister may appear to be something of a poisoned chalice in the current economic environment, but there are still plenty of politicans doing sterling work in steering their countries through the aftermath of the global crisis. The Banker salutes the finest of these.

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Finance Minister of the Year 2012

Being a country’s finance minister may appear to be something of a poisoned chalice in the current economic environment, but there are still plenty of politicans doing sterling work in steering their countries through the aftermath of the global crisis. The Banker salutes the finest of these.

Regional Winners - 2011

The Banker identifies those that have been integral to their countries' recoveries from various financial crises.

Pranab Mukherjee, finance minister, India

Finance Minister of the Year 2011

The world economy may be recovering from the global financial crisis, but finance ministers still face enormous challenges in guiding their countries towards sustainable growth and prosperity.

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Finance Minister of the Year 2010 - regional winners

Before 2008, economic policy paralysis had largely prevailed in Côte d'Ivoire since an attempted coup and civil war in 2002. A default on commercial debt (mostly Brady bonds) in 2000 had not been cured, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan programme signed in 2002 had lapsed in 2005 without being replaced, and the country was running arrears to the Paris Club of bilateral creditor governments.

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Finance Minister of the Year 2010 - Global and Asia-Pacific

Strong nerves and creative strategies have characterised the best-performing finance ministers over the past 12 months. Here The Banker recognises those whose will and skill have proved outstanding at tackling the immediate effects of the slump while positioning their countries for future growth.

Finance minister of the Year/ Asia: Margarito Teves, Finance Secretary, the Philippines

In previous bouts of financial market crises, the Philippines has been one of the first victims of contagion due to its high external debt and interest burden.

Finance Minister of the Year/ Europe: Jan Pociatek, Minister of Finance, Slovakia

Early euro adoption plans for countries across central and eastern Europe (CEE) have fallen by the wayside, as loose fiscal policies made it difficult to meet the Maastricht criteria for budget balances and inflation. But in 2008, Slovakia bucked the trend and qualified to enter the eurozone in January 2009.

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