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Belief powers Nishikori bid for Open final return NEW YORK: Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori, last year's US Open runner-up, makes another bid to become the first Asian man to win a Grand Slam singles title starting Monday.The 25-year-old winner of 10 ATP titles will begin his run Monday morning at Louis Armstrong Stadium against Benoit Paire, having beaten the Frenchman in both prior meetings, most recently in the third round at the 2013 French Open."I believe in myself," Nishikori said. "This past four, five years I try to believe myself to be top 10 and now I'm top 10. So little by little I try to claim this big challenge. I'm very proud I'm number one in Asia right now and I hope I can keep going."Nishikori faces a potential quarter-final rematch of last year's US Open final with Croatian ninth seed Marin Cilic, who won his first Grand Slam title with the victory, and could meet ...


Wonder cure puts Naholo in All Blacks World Cup squad WELLINGTON: Waisake Naholo completed a stunning comeback from a broken leg Sunday when he was named in the New Zealand World Cup squad, while stalwarts Israel Dagg and Cory Jane missed out.All Blacks coach Steve Hansen selected 17 forwards and 14 backs to head to England to defend their world crown, putting his faith in the traditional Fiji medicine that appears to have healed Naholo's fracture within a week. Naholo, the top try scorer in ...

Sri Lanka stutter after Pujara's opening feat COLOMBO: India's makeshift opener Cheteshwar Pujara carried his bat through his side's innings before Sri Lanka's top order collapsed in the decisive third and final Test in Colombo on Sunday.The hosts, replying to India's first innings score of 312, slipped to 11-2 before going to lunch on the third day at the Sinhalese Sports Club on a shaky 47-5.Pujara marked his recall to the Test side with an unbeaten 145 as the tourists added 20 ...

Sri Lanka 47-5 in reply to India's 312 COLOMBO: Sri Lanka, replying to India's first innings score of 312, were struggling at 47-5 at lunch on the third day of the decisive final Test in Colombo on Sunday.Ishant Sharma and Stuart Binny picked up two wickets each.Earlier, Indian opener Cheteshwar Pujara carried his bat with an unbeaten 145 as the tourists added 20 runs to their overnight score of 292-8 before being dismissed 25 minutes after the start of the day's play.Fast bowler ...

India make 312 in third Sri Lanka Test COLOMBO: India were all out for 312 in their first innings on the third day of the decisive final Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday.Opener Cheteshwar Pujara carried his bat with an unbeaten 145 as the tourists added 20 runs to their overnight score of 292-8 before being dismissed 25 minutes after the start of the day's play.Fast bowler Dhammika Prasad finished with four wickets and left-arm spinner ...

Mare Dibaba wins women's world marathon gold BEIJING: Ethiopian Mare Dibaba lived up to her billing as the world's fastest marathon runner by winning the gruelling event at the world championships in a sprint finish on Sunday.Dibaba timed 2hr 27min 35sec to edge Kenya's Helah Kiprop by just one second after a sprint-off in the final 50 metres.Kenyan-born Bahraini Eunice Kirwa claimed bronze in 2:27:39, while defending champion Edna Kiplagat could only finish fifth (2:28:18) behind Kenyan teammate Jemima Sumgong.Copyright AFP (Agence ...

Day, Bae share Barclays lead EDISON: PGA Champion Jason Day and Bae Sang-Moon jumped on the birdie bandwagon on Saturday, both firing seven-under-par 63 to share the 54-hole lead at the Barclays.Australia's Day, who captured his first major title at Whistling Straits two weeks ago, had six birdies and an eagle with just one bogey as he joined playing partner Bae on 11-under-par 199 at Plainfield Country Club.Bae, who birdied four of his first seven holes, finished with nine birdies ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln