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UEFA 'worried' by Italian match-fixing PRAGUE: UEFA said Tuesday it had been shocked by reports that Italian second division games have been fixed for 100,000 euros.UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino reacted after the president of Serie B club Catania reportedly admitted to buying the results of five matches in the past season."We are of course sad to learn what is happening. We are worried that a second division club can fix five matches paying 100,000 euros per match," Infantino told a press conference. "We are worried about the situation and in general and that is why we are fighting against it."That's why we are working with the prosecutors, that's why we are working with associations."Italian police have arrested five people including Catania president Antonio Pulvirenti over the latest match-fixing scandal to rock Italian football. Pulvirenti made his confession on Monday, according to Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper."Unfortunately we are dealing with criminal organisations," Infantino said of ...

Yasir Shah Lands Into Top Ten of ICC Ranking Only after 9 Tests played, Pakistani leg spinner Yasir Shah has broken into the top 10 of the ICC Test bowling rankings. He’s 9th with career best 750 points. Yasir Shah due to his magical performance has emerged to his career best position, despite of a defeat. Bowler Yasir Shah helped Pakistan to secure stunning victory over Sri Lanka in the first test match in Galle when he took 7 wickets in the second innings ...

Don’t lose hope yet, Rashid Latif tells Pakistan Rashid Latif, the former Pakistan captain has suggested Pakistan cricket team, not to lose hope after losing second Test opposite Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.However, Sri Lanka came out on top in their race against rain by reaching the 153-run target in just 26.3 overs for a loss of three wickets.According to local media reports Latif said, “All isn’t lost for Pakistan, so they must not panic. Instead, they should focus on the third Test ...

Big economic payback from 'most popular' World Cup SYDNEY: The cricket World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand this year was the most popular ever and generated Aus$1.1 billion (US$844 million) in economic benefits, an official analysis showed Tuesday.Fourteen teams played in the hugely successful tournament in February and March, with Australia winning a fifth world crown after beating New Zealand by seven wickets in front of a record crowd of 93,013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.An economic impact and benefits analysis ...

Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate COLOMBO: Sri Lanka have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.ICC match referee Chris Broad of England imposed the fines after the hosts were found to be one over short of the target during the Test which they won by seven wickets on Monday.Skipper Angelo Mathews was fined 20 percent of his undisclosed match fees and the rest of ...

Aus-NZ to play historic day-night Test SYDNEY: Australia and New Zealand will play cricket's first day-night Test match under lights in Adelaide this November using a pink ball, cricket chiefs announced Tuesday.Despite the misgivings of players, officials in Australia and New Zealand said the innovation would help drive up television audiences and spectator numbers for the five-day game."By shifting the playing times each day's play can go into the evening and allow people to come in after work or after school ...

Sharapova into Wimbledon second round LONDON: Fourth seed Maria Sharapova reached the Wimbledon second round on Monday with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Britain's Johanna Konta. Sharapova, the 2004 champion, will face either Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands or China's Wang Qiang for a place in the last 32.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
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