Finance minister

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A finance minister is an executive or cabinet position in charge of one or more of government finances, economic policy and financial regulation.wikipedia
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Government budget

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Typically, they encompass one or more of government finance, fiscal policy, and financial regulation, but there are significant differences between countries:
revenues and spending for a financial year that is often passed by the legislature, approved by the chief executive or president and presented by the Finance Minister to the nation.

Treasurer of Australia

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In the United Kingdom and Australia, the finance minister (called the "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and the "Treasurer" respectively) is in practice the most important cabinet post after the Prime Minister.
The office is generally seen as equivalent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the United Kingdom or the Secretary of the Treasury in the United States or, in some other countries, the finance minister.

United States Secretary of the Treasury

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In the United States, the finance minister is called the "Secretary of the Treasury", though there is a separate and subordinate Treasurer of the United States, and it is the director of the Office of Management and Budget who drafts the budget.
This position in the federal government of the United States is analogous to the Minister of Finance in many other countries.

Chancellor of the Exchequer

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The position of the finance minister might be named for this portfolio, but it may also have some other name, like "Treasurer" or, in the United Kingdom, "Chancellor of the Exchequer". Due to a quirk of history, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is also styled Second Lord of the Treasury with the Prime Minister also holding the historic position of First Lord of the Treasury.
The chancellor is responsible for all economic and financial matters, equivalent to the role of finance minister in other nations.

First Lord of the Treasury

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Due to a quirk of history, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is also styled Second Lord of the Treasury with the Prime Minister also holding the historic position of First Lord of the Treasury.
This office is not equivalent to the usual position of the "Treasurer" in other governments; the closer equivalent of a Treasurer in the United Kingdom is the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is the Second Lord of the Treasury.

Tax

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Finance ministers can be unpopular if they must raise taxes or cut spending.
Finance ministers often dislike this practice, since it reduces their freedom of action.

List of current finance ministers

List of current finance ministers
This is a list of current finance ministers of the 193 United Nations member states, Holy See (Vatican City) and the State of Palestine.

Ministry of Finance

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* Ministry of Finance
A ministry of finance is a common type of government department that serves as a finance ministry.

Cabinet (government)

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A finance minister is an executive or cabinet position in charge of one or more of government finances, economic policy and financial regulation.

Ministry (government department)

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A finance minister's portfolio has a large variety of names across the world, such as "treasury", "finance", "financial affairs", "economy" or "economic affairs".

United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom and Australia, the finance minister (called the "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and the "Treasurer" respectively) is in practice the most important cabinet post after the Prime Minister. The position of the finance minister might be named for this portfolio, but it may also have some other name, like "Treasurer" or, in the United Kingdom, "Chancellor of the Exchequer".

Fiscal policy

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Typically, they encompass one or more of government finance, fiscal policy, and financial regulation, but there are significant differences between countries:

Financial regulation

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Typically, they encompass one or more of government finance, fiscal policy, and financial regulation, but there are significant differences between countries:

Federated state

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Finance ministers are also often found in governments of federated states or provinces of a federal country.

Federalism

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Finance ministers are also often found in governments of federated states or provinces of a federal country.

Money supply

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In these cases their powers may be substantially limited by superior legislative or fiscal policy, notably the control of taxation, spending, currency, inter-bank interest rates and the money supply.

Australia

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In the United Kingdom and Australia, the finance minister (called the "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and the "Treasurer" respectively) is in practice the most important cabinet post after the Prime Minister.

United States

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In the United States, the finance minister is called the "Secretary of the Treasury", though there is a separate and subordinate Treasurer of the United States, and it is the director of the Office of Management and Budget who drafts the budget.

Treasurer of the United States

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In the United States, the finance minister is called the "Secretary of the Treasury", though there is a separate and subordinate Treasurer of the United States, and it is the director of the Office of Management and Budget who drafts the budget.

Office of Management and Budget

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In the United States, the finance minister is called the "Secretary of the Treasury", though there is a separate and subordinate Treasurer of the United States, and it is the director of the Office of Management and Budget who drafts the budget.

Budget

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In the United States, the finance minister is called the "Secretary of the Treasury", though there is a separate and subordinate Treasurer of the United States, and it is the director of the Office of Management and Budget who drafts the budget.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Due to a quirk of history, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is also styled Second Lord of the Treasury with the Prime Minister also holding the historic position of First Lord of the Treasury.

HM Treasury

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It may also be a junior minister in the finance department, the British Treasury, for example has four junior ministers.

Hong Kong

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In Hong Kong the finance minister is called the Financial Secretary, though there is a Secretary for the Treasury subordinate to him.