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Sweden's Jack outpoints Dirrell for WBC title CHICAGO: Sweden's Badou Jack claimed the World Boxing Council's super middleweight title as he outpointed previously unbeaten Anthony Dirrell at the UIC Pavilion arena on Friday night.The 31-year-old Jack received winning scores of 116-112 and 115-113, while the third judge scored it a 114-114 draw.Jack, who fights out of Las Vegas, easily won the ninth round and appeared to be the fresher of the two fighters in the later rounds.Jack improved to 19-1-1 while Dirrell dropped to 27-1-1.Jack has won three consecutive fights after being stopped in the opening round by Derek Edwards last year.American Dirrell won the title in August with a hard fought decision over Sakio Bika.Dirrell, 30, had to put his boxing career on hold for 20 months after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015


Arsenal aim to redraw lines of Chelsea rivalry        LONDON: Chelsea's trip to Arsenal this Sunday is being billed as a Premier League title decider, but in reality it is likely to have more of a bearing on next season.With 11 wins and two defeats since the turn of the year, Arsenal have amassed more points per game in 2015 than any other team in Europe's top five leagues, but still they trail Chelsea by 10 points.Chelsea will be champions if they beat Arsenal ...

Frenchmen Quesne and Levy move ahead in China SHANGHAI: Frenchman Julien Quesne fired a five-under-par 67 to grab the halfway lead at the China Open on Friday after his compatriot and defending champion Alexander Levy faltered over the closing stages of his second round. The 34-year-old Quesne made six birdies in Shanghai to put himself in sight of his third European Tour title and first since 2013.His eight-under total left him one clear of Levy, who looked set to grab the halfway lead ...

Hull players could pay the price of relegation LONDON: Hull City's players can expect to have their wages cut by up to 50 percent if they are relegated from the Premier League, manager Steve Bruce said on Friday. Seventeenth-placed Hull are level on 28 points from 32 matches with Leicester City in 18th, but Bruce's side are outside the drop zone on goal difference with six games remaining. "Everybody concerned takes a huge reduction in salary," Bruce told a news conference. "The club ...

Park tames strong winds to lead in Indonesia JAKARTA: Australian Unho Park put himself in position to claim a first Asian Tour title after surviving the stiff winds in Jakarta on Friday to lead the Indonesian Masters by one shot at the halfway stage. The 40-year-old South Korean-born golfer fired a one-over-par round of 73 on Friday to sit at four-under for the $750,000 tournament, one of only a handful of players under par following a tough day at the Royal Jakarta Golf ...

Ronaldo hits young Madrid fan, instantly makes up for it Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid finally after failing to do so in seven previous tries this season. In between the training session, he showed his humble nature ‘once again’ when he hit young fan with a ball. The Real Madrid star struck ball directly into a child’s face but made up for it in the best possible way. Ronaldo spotted the child after the fact and raced over to make sure that the ...

Pacquiao-Mayweather weigh-in tickets to cost $10 LOS ANGELES: Promoters of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather mega fight have taken the unusual step of charging for the weigh-in after a limited number of tickets for the fight were snapped up almost immediately on Thursday.Tickets for the May 1 weigh-in, also at the Grand Garden Arena inside the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas, will go on sale Friday and cost $10 each."The weigh-in is always the grand finale of fight week activities." said Leonard ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln