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Australia’s Phillip Hughes in critical condition after surgery Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes has undergone surgery and remains in critical situation after being hit on the head by a vicious bouncer during the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at the SCG.“He is undergoing surgery, he has sustained a head injury; but he is in a critical condition”, said David Faktor, a spokesman for St Vincent's Hospital. A hospital statement later said Hughes was out of surgery but remained in critical condition in intensive care unit (ICU), media reported. According to media reports, Hughes, who was wearing a helmet, was playing for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales. He had scored 63 when he was hit on the side of the head by all-rounder Sean Abbott. He momentarily stood at the crease after the blow before falling face-first on to the pitch. The match was abandoned shortly and team ...

Sania Mirza excited to be part of Roger Federer team Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is excited to be part of Roger Federer team in an upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). According to media reports Mirza said, “I am really excited. It is great for tennis in India and Asia. I am really excited to play in same team as Roger Federer”IPTL will launch on November 28, 2014, and will have teams in four Asian cities; Dubai, Manila, New Delhi and Singapore. Mirza and ...

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 ...

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, ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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