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Ministry of Finance

A cabinet-level department of the Japanese government responsible for the national budget, the printing of currency, foreign exchange policy, and other areas. Before the 1990s, it was also responsible for banking regulation and monetary policy. It was regarded as the most powerful Japanese ministry for most of the postwar period. It traces its origins to the 6th century.
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The Company's lead technology is InflammaGen Shok-Pak, a drug/delivery platform designed to prevent the onset of shock and MOF via the direct administration of an enzyme inhibitor into the stomach and lumen of the intestine.
We managed to pull the MOF cable above the hard ceiling by removing the light fixtures and fishing a rope from fixture hole to fixture hole,' Israel says.
Evolving scandals, which led to the recent arrests of MOF officials and the subsequent resignation of the finance minister, are eroding the ministry's ability to shape details of the reforms to suit its purposes.
According to an MOF report to the government earlier this year, 60 percent of Japan's top 300 non-banks had delinquency rates of 10 percent of their total assets, and the vast majority of these firms experienced a three-fold increase in delinquency levels within the past year alone.
Why risk making the same mistake via premature interest rate hikes that the MOF made via premature tax hikes in 19977 The astonishing thing is that, a year-and-a-half after an expansion supposedly had begun, and with budget deficits still at 10 percent of GDP, analysts question whether the recovery can survive if interest rates go to a very minimal 0.
The MOF held the auction to raise funds for its Trust Fund Bureau account, which is expected to see a major outflow of funds because of maturing postal savings contracted roughly 10 years ago when interest rates were high.
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MOF officials say this is the fifth tax exemption on imported corn.
In 2008 the Dunlop brothers founded the MOF with three goals: help find natural treatments for children with genetic disorders, raise community awareness about these disorders and potential treatments, and to help fund research companies that are working to uncover and help in the finding of a solution to these genetic diseases.
The "Competent Authority Webpage" is required to ensure that MOF meets the requirements set by its ever expanding tax treaty network.
25 trillion yen is part of more than 40 trillion yen in 10-year government bonds the MOF issued in fiscal 1998 to finance economic stimulus measures.
24, and we also want to see it," an MOF official said.