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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 to attend the last few hours of play... (or) watch the game on TV," Cricket Australia (CA) chief James Sutherland said.CA has been a long-time promoter of playing Test cricket under lights and trialled day-night first class cricket in the 2014-15 Sheffield Shield season.The historic international will be played in Adelaide from November 27-December 1 and will be the third and final Test in a series between the trans-Tasman rivals.The match will be played with ...


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

I won't change, vows Kyrgios after Wimbledon rant     LONDON: Nick Kyrgios insisted he won't drop his brash attitude after the volatile Australian's latest outburst during his Wimbledon first round rout of Argentina's Diego Schwartzman on Monday.Kyrgios was back at Wimbledon 12 months after he stunned Rafael Nadal in a memorable fourth round upset on Centre Court that made him the lowest ranked player to beat a world number one at a Grand Slam for 22 years.On his return, the 20-year-old, who eventually bowed ...

Djokovic, Serena off to winning starts as Wimbledon security heats up LONDON: Defending champion Novak Djokovic and five-time women's winner Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round on Monday as organisers boosted security and weathermen ramped up warnings of a crushing heatwave.Top seed Djokovic enjoyed a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber with crucial breaks in the ninth game of each set and goes on to face either 2004 champion Lleyton Hewitt or Jarkko Nieminen for a place in the last 32."This is the ...

English 'keeper Steele stays with Panathinaikos ATHENS: English goalkeeper Luke Steele has extended his contract with Panathinaikos until the summer of 2018, the Greek Super League club announced on Monday.Former England youth international Steele, 30, joined the Athens team last year and made 29 appearances last season."I'm over the moon. It is an important day for me and my family," said Steele, who was on the books at Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion earlier in his career before playing for ...

Rivalry renewed as Copa semis kick off SANTIAGO: One of the fiercest rivalries in South American football will be renewed at the Copa America on Monday as hosts Chile battle Peru in the latest instalment of the 'Clasico del Pacifico'.Chile will start as favourites for the semi-final, which kicks off at 8.30pm local time (2330 GMT), as they aim to edge closer to their dream of winning a first ever Copa America.However the hosts' preparations were jolted on Sunday after key defender ...

Kyrgios back in groove at Wimbledon LONDON: Wimbledon giant-killer Nick Kyrgios made a triumphant return to the All England Club with a 6-0, 6-2, 7-6 (8/6) first round demolition of Argentina's Diego Schwartzman on Monday.Kyrgios was back at Wimbledon 12 months after he stunned Rafael Nadal in a memorable fourth round upset on Centre Court that made him the lowest ranked player to beat a world number one at a Grand Slam for 22 years.The brash 20-year-old, who eventually bowed out ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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