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Finance Minister of the Year/ Europe: Kemal Unakitan, Finance Minister,Turkey

January 2, 2008

Following the disastrous financial crisis of 2001, Turkey managed to turn its economy around and achieve record annual growth of 7.4% in the five years from 2002-06. While the economy slowed early in 2007 it gained momentum after the elections in July, and although lower-than-trend growth is expected for 2007, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently forecast growth to settle at around a healthy 6% in 2008 and 2009.

Finance Minister of the Year/ Americas: Agustín Carstens, Finance Minister, Mexico

January 2, 2008

Like other major emerging markets, Mexico’s situation in the current crisis is relatively benign and the credit for this rests with a number of ministers, central bank governors and administrations. As a result, Mexico’s interest rates, inflation and financial sector are all in a stable condition.

Finance Minister of the Year 2008

January 2, 2008

Attacking corruption, addressing tax evasion and overhauling collection methods as well as applying a healthy dose of bank consolidation have all influenced The Banker’s selection of the world’s leading finance ministers .

Finance Minister of the Year/Asia

January 8, 2007

Vu Van Ninh
Minister of Finance Vietnam

Finance Minister of the Year/Middle East

January 8, 2007

Ibrahim Al-Assaf
Finance Minister Saudi ArabiaOil revenues unemployment

Finance Minister of the Year/Africa

January 8, 2007

Zakia H Meghji
Minister of Finance Tanzania

Finance Ministerof the Year/Americas

January 8, 2007

María Antonieta Del Cid de Bonilla
Finance Minister (2004-2006), Guatemala

Finance Minister of the year 2007

January 8, 2007

Budget surpluses, corruption, fractious parliamentary politics and power cuts. The Banker’s selection of the world’s leading finance ministers reveals that a cool head is key to success whether the economy is under pressure or in bloom.

Finance Minister of the Year/ Asia

January 2, 2006

Palaniappan Chidambaram
Minister of Finance India

Finance Minister of the Year/ Middle East

January 2, 2006

Yousef Hussain Kamal Minister of Finance Qatar

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