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Four changes to Springbok side for Italy MILAN: South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer made four changes from the side that beat England 31-28 at Twickenham last week when he named his side for the Test against Italy in Padua on Saturday.Full-back Johan Goosen comes in for Willie le Roux, while in the pack Teboho Mohoje replaces Schalk Burger, Coenie Ooosthuizen comes in for Jannie du Plessis and Trevor Nykane replaces Tendai Mtawarira.Italy have never beaten South Africa and Meyer also made five changes on the bench, with Nizaam Carr and Julian Redelinghuys included in a Test match 23 for the first time.Nyakane will start his first Test for the Springboks at loose-head prop, while Oosthuizen comes off the bench to replace Du Plessis, who was ruled out with injury earlier this week."We planned to make a few shifts for this Test as I'd like to see if these players can make the step up," said Meyer."The guys ...


Federer again unable to practice LILLE: Roger Federer's hopes of being fully fit to play for Switzerland in Friday's opening two rubbers of the Davis Cup final against France dimmed even further when he again missed training on Wednesday.The 17-time major winner, who has never won the Davis Cup, injured his back playing in the semi-finals of the World Tour Finals in London on Saturday.He won that gruelling three-set marathon against Swiss team-mate Stan Wawrinka after saving four match points, ...

Klitschko out to make history by holding top four belts BERLIN: Undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says he plans to become the first boxer in history to hold all four major world titles.The 38-year-old produced an impressive display in the 17th defence of his world titles on Saturday with a fifth round knock-out of IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg for his 63rd victory and his last defeat is now a decade ago.Of the world's top four -- the IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC ...

Mackay back in business as Wigan manager LONDON: Malky Mackay returned to football on Wednesday when he was appointed as manager of English second-tier strugglers Wigan Athletic.The 42-year-old Scotsman, who had been out of work since being sacked by Cardiff in December, took over with Wigan, who dismissed Uwe Rosler last week, languishing in the bottom three of the Championship.In August, Mackay found himself having to apologise for allegedly racist, sexist and homophobic text messages, which he admitted were "unacceptable", but Wigan ...

New Zealand push Pakistan hard in second Test DUBAI: New Zealand bowled with discipline and, despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan's half-centuries, looked set for a lead in the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Wednesday.Pakistan lost Asad Shafiq in seamer Tim Southee's penultimate over for 44 to close the third day on 281-6, still trailing by 122 runs on New Zealand's first innings total of 403.Sarfraz Ahmed was unbeaten on 28 and Yasir Shah on one in a day when the ...

Pakistan 281-6 in reply to New Zealand's 403 DUBAI: Pakistan finished the third day of the second Test on 281-6 in reply to New Zealand's 403 in the second Test in Dubai on Wednesday. When stumps were drawn, Sarfraz Ahmed was unbeaten on 28 and Yasir Shah not out on one as Pakistan l trail New Zealand's first innings total by 122 runs.Azhar Ali scored 75 and Younis Khan made 72.Ish Sodhi was the pick of New Zealand bowlers with 2-65.Pakistan lead the ...

Returning Rafa ready to roll once again LONDON: As years go 2014 has not been a good one for Rafa Nadal but with his injury troubles seemingly behind him, the Spaniard is confident he will be back to his best next season.Nadal, blighted by back and wrist injuries this year, underwent surgery to remove his appendix on Nov. 3, an operation that forced him out of this month's ATP World Tour Finals in London.Now on the mend, the 28-year-old Spaniard hopes his ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln