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Tag: Steven Mnuchin

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2017 - 06:46 UTC

    “Dictator” Maduro mocks “imperialist” Trump's sanctions

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the sanctions Monday, calling Maduro a “dictator” who ignores the will of the Venezuelan people.

    United States has imposed sanctions on Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, over what it called his “illegitimate” election of an assembly to rewrite the constitution. All of Maduro's assets in the United States are frozen and Americans are forbidden from doing any business with him.

  • Friday, April 21st 2017 - 10:08 UTC

    Trump administration plans to release major tax reform plan “very soon”

    Mnuchin said he has been working since “day one” with policymakers on Capitol Hill, including Senate Finance Chairman Kevin Brady and other panel members

    United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday the Trump administration plans to release a “major tax reform” plan “very soon”. While the secretary has more recently backed away from meeting his own August deadline, Mnuchin's comments on Thursday reinforced his own commitment to finalize an overhaul of U.S. tax policy in 2017.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2017 - 10:34 UTC

    Former Goldman Sachs executive and “foreclosure expert”, confirmed as US Treasury Secretary

     After Mnuchin's swearing-in ceremony in the Oval Office, Trump said Americans should know that “our nation's financial system is truly in great hands.”

    A bitterly divided Senate on Monday confirmed Steven Mnuchin as United States treasury secretary despite strong objections by Democrats that the former banker ran a “foreclosure machine” when he headed OneWest Bank. Republicans said Mnuchin's long tenure in finance makes him qualified to run the department, which will play a major role in developing economic policy under President Donald Trump.

  • Tuesday, December 13th 2016 - 07:51 UTC

    Another Goldman Sachs/Wall Street top official named to Trump's economic team

    At Goldman, Cohn was in charge of some of the firm’s cash-cow businesses, including the division overseeing fixed income, currency and commodities.

    Gary Cohn who was tapped Monday by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Gary Cohn , is second-in-command at investment banking giant Goldman Sachs, which he once hoped to lead. Cohn, 56, has worked on Wall Street since the 1990s and is one the firm’s best known public faces. He makes frequent television appearances to talk about the health of financial markets and the global economy.