Industry minister

The industry minister is a cabinet position in a government.

The title may refer to the head of the governmental department that specializes in industry. This position may also be responsible for trade and employment, areas that fall under the ministries of commerce and labour in some governments. Depending on the country, the industry minister may have a wide range of responsibilities that could include making decisions regarding utilities and electricity production,[1] presiding over business mergers,[2] and lobbying corporations to build facilities in his or her respective country.[3]

In the United States, industry is the responsibility of the Secretary of Commerce, with an Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security specifically tasked with executing policy regarding industry. In the United Kingdom, the minister of industry is called the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and bears the secondary title President of the Board of Trade.

French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment Christine Lagarde was named managing director of the International Monetary Fund in June 2011[4]

See also

Notes and references

  1. Tara Patel (June 20, 2011). "French industry minister rejects poll backing nuclear withdrawal". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  2. Richard Welsch (February 9, 2011). "Canada industry minister mulling whether to review LSE/TMX deal". Fox Business Network. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  3. "Industry minister woos Hyundai". The Nation. March 8, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  4. "Christine Lagarde named IMF chief". BBC News. June 18, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
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