Treasury Department

Exceptional International Development Projects Win U.S. Awards

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The U.S. Treasury Department announced awards for exceptional development projects undertaken by the multilateral development banks (MDBs).

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U.S. Sanctions Companies for Aiding Syrian Regime

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The U.S. government took action July 9 to increase pressure on the Syrian regime and those providing support that could aid Syria’s military efforts.

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Treasury Sanctions Target Seven Separatists in Ukraine

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The Department of the Treasury sanctioned seven separatists in Ukraine responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty or territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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Treasury Department Explains Value, Effect of Sanctions

President Obama has imposed sanctions in the last few months related to instability in Ukraine, human rights abuses in the Central African Republic and violence in South Sudan.

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Ukraine Issues $1 Billion Bond with U.S. Guarantee

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The National Bank of Ukraine, acting on behalf of the government of Ukraine, closed on its offering of a $1 billion sovereign bond, guaranteed by the United States, acting through USAID.

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U.S. to Strengthen Ties to Syrian Opposition

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The United States is taking additional measures to support the Syrian opposition coalition, local communities in Syria and members of the moderate armed opposition, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

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Treasury Secretary Previews IMF, World Bank Meetings

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says, “The best thing for Russia and the best thing for the world is for Russia not to take the steps that cause further sanctions to be necessary.”

The IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings will focus on promoting global economic growth and development.

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U.S. Acts to Ensure Iran’s Humanitarian Imports Continue

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The Department of the Treasury took actions to reinforce long-standing U.S. government efforts to ensure that the extensive economic and financial sanctions on Iran do not impede Iran’s humanitarian imports.

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Countries Work Together to Combat Tax Evasion, Boost Compliance

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Working with more than 80 countries around the world, the U.S. has extended the time for completion of international tax agreements aimed at fighting offshore tax evasion and boosting global tax compliance.

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The Rial Is Next Target for Pressuring Iran on Nuclear Activities


Starting July 1, the U.S. will be able to impose sanctions on financial institutions that conduct significant transactions or hold accounts that are dominated by Iran’s currency, the rial.

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