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Wenger's Arsenal dream becoming a mirage, says Usmanov LONDON: Arsene Wenger must start learning from his mistakes if Arsenal are to compete at the highest level of European football, Alisher Usmanov, the London club's second-largest shareholder, has said. The Russian billionaire, who owns 30 percent of the Gunners, is frustrated by Arsenal's worst start to a Premier League season which has brought four wins from their first 12 matches and little more than half the points that leaders Chelsea have. "Arsenal is a dream that sometimes becomes a mirage and sometimes a pain," Usmanov was quoted as saying in British media on Tuesday ahead of the club's midweek Champions League clash at home to Borussia Dortmund."The potential of the team is there, but there is no critical evaluation of mistakes. "No genius can retain the same level of genius if they do not acknowledge mistakes. We just repeat the same mistakes year by year." Arsenal ended a near ...

England's Ford to get another chance at flyhalf LONDON: Flyhalf George Ford is expected to keep his place for England against Australia this weekend after impressing on his first England start in the victory over Samoa on Saturday. The 21-year-old produced an inventive display in the 28-9 win in which England's regular flyhalf Owen Farrell struggled after being switched to inside centre. Ford also landed five of his seven goal kicks, suggesting England could cope without the trusty boot of Farrell as they ...

Women cricket probables of Lahore region announced LAHORE: The Lahore region of women wing of Pakistan Cricket Board here on Tuesday announced the names of the twenty players for attending a training camp to prepare for the inaugural U21 national women cricket championship being held next month."The players were picked based on their performance in the recently concluded tournament", said Nooshin Haneef ,Representative Lahore Region PCB Women Wing. She said the dates of the camp will be announced shortly with the approval ...

Draw for 2015 Copa America VIóA DEL MAR: Holder Uruguay have been drawn in the same group as arch-rivals Argentina for next year's Copa America which will be held in Chile from June 11 to July 4.The two played out the final in the last Copa America in 2011 with Uruguay winning 5-4 on penalties in Santa Fe after the final had finished tied on 1-1 after extra-time.They will be joined in Group B by Paraguay and Jamaica, one of ...

Kenya to tour Pakistan LAHORE: Kenya are set to tour Pakistan to play against a second-string team as part of efforts to revive top-flight international cricket in the country, five years after it was halted due to a terror attack.Kenya will tour next month for five one-day games, said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan."We have been making efforts to bring smaller teams to Pakistan and the object is to open the door for teams to our country, ...

Hopeful to join squad for WC' 15: Ajmal ISLAMABAD: Pakistan ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has said he was very positive for participating in upcoming World Cup.Talking to Private news channel, Ajmal said he was pretty contented with his improvement as he was eyeing World Cup with improved techniques.Explaining his bowling action Saeed said that after the remedial work he has went through, he was now able to control his elbow extension and it's only when he bowled dosra that his elbow extension exceeded ...

Pakistan to host 5th BCWC ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday was awarded the hospitality to host the 5th edition of the Cricket World Cup for the Blind to take place in 2018.This was decided in the 17th AGM of World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) that took place in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday. Syed Sultan Shah President World Blind Cricket presided over the meeting.Delegates from Australia, England, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and West Indies participated in the ...


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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
Exports $2.181 bln
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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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