<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d14058325\x26blogName\x3dChiswickite++-+formerly+The+Croydonian\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_GB\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d2605630255414466250', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Can we swap him for Alistair Darling, please?

The man in question being Mladjan Dinkic, Serbian Minister of Economy and Regional Development, newly crowned as IMF Finance Minister of the Year. Apparently he also has a rock band called Monetary Shock. Source

Here is an extract from his citation: "managed to stabilize...the Dinar, renew the banking system, turn the deficit found in the state budget in 2005 and 2006 into surplus and decrease the country’s debt making Serbia one of the least indebted countries in Europe. It is further written that Dinkic introduced order in the tax system, introduced VAT and decreased tax on profit of enterprises to the lowest level in Europe, increased public income and significantly [reduced the] grey economy. Dinkic has also merit in Serbia’s payment of debts to IMF and the World Bank before due time thus making Serbia no [longer] dependent on their financial support".

And furthermore, "[the] successful privatization of ‘Mobi 63’ and sale of the license for the third mobile operator contributed [to] Serbia attracting $4.4 billion Dollars of direct foreign investments in 2006, the highest in the region".

It is not known whether he wants to travel the world and work with children, but he sounds a better bet than Darling. Not that I would wish to inflict Darling on Belgrade, the place has suffered enough.

Labels:

« Home | Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »

» Post a Comment