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Jolie says 'Unbroken' an antidote to hate and violence SYDNEY: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie said Tuesday she wanted her World War II epic 'Unbroken', which was filmed in Australia, to act as an antidote to the violence and hate in the world. Jolie thrilled fans when she walked the red carpet with husband Brad Pitt for the Sydney premiere of the movie, which is based on the true story of a US Olympic athlete turned Japanese prisoner of war.Jolie said all the war and violence in the world today had made people question the future.“I wanted to put something out in this world that reminds us of the strength of the human spirit and brotherhood and faith and all of the things that will in the end get us through these dark times,” she told a press conference in Sydney.The film tells the story of Louis Zamperini, who competed in the 5,000m at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, before ...

Family make tearful plea for abducted Miss Honduras TEGUCIGALPA: The family of the reigning Miss Honduras pleaded with police Monday to find their teenage daughter, who was abducted just days before she was set to fly to London for the Miss World contest.Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and sister Sofia Trinidad have not been heard from since they vanished Thursday outside the northern city of Santa Barbara, and all signs are that the siblings have been kidnapped."Days have gone by and we have not ...

James Mcavoy won the BAFTA Award for ‘Filth’ Actor James Mcavoy has won the best actor award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland Awards for ‘Filth’.‘Filth’ is an adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel of the same name. The film's story revolves around a corrupt, drug-taking alcoholic cop played by James Mcavoy.According to media reports, after receiving the prize Mcavoy said, “It is always nice for an actor to get any award as any validation for the work that ...

Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Joy' with Jennifer Lawrence ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ star Leonardo Dicapro may join Jennifer Lawrence in David O Russell’s upcoming film ‘Joy’.‘Joy’ is a biopic movie based on ‘Joy Mangano’. Mangano, a struggling single mother of three from Long Island, who rose to be America’s most successful entrepreneur with her fancy Miracle Mop. According to media reports, the director is reportedly revising the script for DiCaprio, who has express fleeting interest in the true-story inspired drama. Russell is ...

I might do ‘Running Man’ sequel; Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Terminator’ star Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that there could be a sequel to his 1987 film ‘The Running Man’.‘The Running Man’ is a 1987 American science fiction action film loosely based on the 1982 novel ‘The Running Man’, written by Stephen King.According to media reports ‘Terminator’ star said, “There’s rumblings of a new ‘Running Man’ movie, so it’s a great honor to be asked back”.On returning to franchises such as ‘Terminator’ Schwarzenegger said, “It comes ...

Ajay Devgan's next most ambitious project 'Shivaay' Actor Ajay Devgan’s next directorial venture ‘Shivaay’, with collaboration of ‘Eros International Media Ltd’ (Eros), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry. Eros will co-produce with Ajay Devgan his most ambitious project yet ‘Shivaay’, along with directing the film, Ajay Devgan will play the lead with debutante actress Sayesha, grand niece of legendary Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, media reported. According to media reports Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, ‘Eros International Media Ltd’ ...

Shahrukh Khan ‘Happy New Year’ goes to the ‘Oscar Library’ The happiest movie of the year ‘ Happy New Year’ has now another reason to be happy after crossing 350 crore worldwide and now the movie is said to feature in the ‘Oscar Library’ as well.According to media reports, Library of the academy of motion picture arts & sciences has officially selected the screenplay of ‘Happy New Year’ for its permanent core collection. Following this honour, the ‘Oscar Library’ will add the screenplay which is ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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