Francois Hollande initially proposed to deliver €21 billion in savings next year but subsequently added €3.6 billion in a plan to bring the country’s public deficit down from 4.4 per cent of gross domestic product

(...) to improve its public finances, competitiveness and growth prospects, or whether it will face(...)

‘Peter Nyberg is scheduled to appear today (Wednesday) only for three hours. In question, therefore, is whether a hearing of limited duration can provide a meaningful, comprehensive assessment of the situation in all its dimensions and the gaps in public knowledge.’ Above, Nyberg with his own report on   banking. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

(...) over the public finances. This is what we talk about when we talk – and we do, incessantly – of(...)

The family of bankrupt businessman Seán Quinn have been ordered to disclose thousands of documents

(...)), had sought all documents relevant to the Quinns’ personal finances and tax affairs for the long(...)

Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe:  Gamble on early elections paid off with a sweeping victory that forced the leader of the opposition to resign. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

(...) into recession. The cost of the poll, according to public broadcaster NHK, was $500 million.Abe gambled(...)

ESRI and economic analysis

(...) report The Distribution of Income and the Public Finances, which covers the years 2008 to 2012, it states(...)

(...) right that members would tease out with the Minister the effect in regard to public finances of such a(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton at the North South Ministerial Council meeting earlier in December.  Mr Robinson has warned without a deal by Christmas, Stormont would fall.

(...) and the parties. Cucial issues relating to stabilising the North’s finances, involving reform of the(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron: will hold out the carrot of the Northern Executive having corporation tax-setting powers if a deal is done. Photograph: EPA

(...): stabilising the North’s finances; the past; reducing the size of the Assembly and Executive; and parades and(...)

Google denies having a taxable presence in its main business in Britain and reports its annual UK revenue - more than $5 billion - in Ireland. Photo: PA Wire

(...) become increasingly important to Britain’s public finances. Conservative finance minister George Osborne(...)

Dundrum Town Centre: expected to come on the market in the early part of the year and will generate considerable interest at home and abroad. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...) property agency that in a fast moving market, and with exchequer finances now well on the way to recovery(...)