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Shock as Hughes dies from head injuries SYDNEY: Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a head injury after a sickening on-field blow in one of the highest-profile sporting fatalities since the death of Formula One great Ayrton Senna.Hughes, who was due to celebrate his 26th birthday this weekend, never regained consciousness after being hit on the base of his skull by a rising ball as he batted for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday."It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away," Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said in a statement. "He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday. He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends."Hughes, who played 26 Tests, crumbled to the ground unconscious after the blow despite wearing a helmet. He underwent emergency surgery in hospital to relieve ...


Phillip Hughes dies from injuries SYDNEY: Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from his injuries after being hit on the head by a bouncer in a domestic game this week, never regaining consciousness."It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away," Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said in a statement. Hughes was 25."He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday," added Brukner. "He was not in pain before he passed and ...

Italy's Messina coaches Spurs over Pacers SAN ANTONIO: Assistant coach Ettore Messina guided San Antonio over the Indiana Pacers 106-100 Wednesday, becoming the first Italian to coach an NBA game while replacing Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.Popovich, the NBA's longest-tenured coach, missed the game with what the team called a minor medical procedure. The coach who guided the Spurs to last season's NBA title will miss an undisclosed period of time."He will be back soon," said Messina, an Italian Basketball Hall of ...

Australia recall Horne, McMahon for England LONDON: Winger Rob Horne and flanker Sean McMahon earned recalls to the starting side for the Wallabies' clash with England at Twickenham on Saturday in their final international of the year.After two second successive defeats on their Northern Hemisphere tour, against France and Ireland, Australia are under pressure to perform and coach Michael Cheika has tinkered with the line-up. The match has been given added spice by the fact 2015 World Cup hosts England are ...

Ronaldo strike sinks gallant Basel BASEL: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 71st Champions League goal, putting him three behind Lionel Messi's record, to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win at FC Basel on Wednesday as they maintained their 100 percent record in Group B. The Portuguese scored from close range after Karim Benzema got to the byline and pulled the ball back as he equalled former Real Madrid forward Raul's Champions League tally. Real, who made sure of top spot in ...

Mandzukic treble sends Atletico into last 16 MADRID: Atletico Madrid swept into the Champions League last 16 with a game to spare as Mario Mandzukic netted a hat-trick in a crushing 4-0 win at home to Olympiakos Piraeus in Group A on Wednesday. Last season's beaten finalists secured a fourth straight victory since falling 3-2 to the Greek side in their opening game in September and have 12 points from five matches, three ahead of second-placed Juventus, who won 2-0 at Malmo. ...

Wenger proud of Arsenal but says they can do better LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was proud his side had reached the knockout rounds of the Champions league for the 15th straight season on Wednesday but said they now needed to make a real impact in the competition. In the eight seasons since they lost the 2006 final to Barcelona, Arsenal have qualified for the last 16 every time but only reached the semi-finals once. After beating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 to reach the last 16 ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln