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Bayern captain Lahn has successful ankle surgery BERLIN: Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm had successful surgery on a broken ankle and will remain in hospital for a few more days, the German champions said on Thursday.Lahm, who will be out for about three months, sustained the injury on Tuesday in training."His ankle was fixed with a plate and a screw and he will remain in hospital for some days," Bayern said in a statement."He will then need to protect the leg for several weeks before starting his rehabilitation."The Bavarians are already without injured midfielders Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez as well as David Alaba, Holger Badstuber and forward Claudio Pizarro. Substitute goalkeepers Pepe Reina and Tom Starke are also sidelined.Bastian Schweinsteiger, who returned to team training days ago, has also not played for months.Bayern host Hoffenheim in the league on Saturday aiming to protect their four-point lead at the top before travelling to Manchester City in the ...

New Zealand extend lead after Sarfraz's heroics DUBAI: New Zealand continued to press home efforts for a series-levelling win as they reached tea at 54-1 on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday.The Black Caps are 64 runs ahead with a session and a day to play to square the three-Test series after gaining a slender ten-run lead by dismissing Pakistan for 393.New Zealand had made 403 in their first knock.At the break Brendon McCullun was ...

New Zealand 54-1 at tea, lead by 64 DUBAI: New Zealand were 54-1 at tea in their second innings on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday.They are now 64 runs ahead after getting a 10-run lead following Pakistan's dismissal for 393 in the first innings.New Zealand had made 403 in their first knock.At the break Brendon McCullum (41) and Kane Williamson (four) were at the crease.Earlier Sarfraz Ahmed scored 112 and added 81 runs for the ...

Pakistan dismiss for 393 in second Test DUBAI: Pakistan were dismissed for 393 soon after lunch on the fourth day of the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai on Thursday, conceding a 10-run lead to New Zealand's first innings total of 403.Resuming at 392-9 after lunch, Sarfraz Ahmed fell for 112 while Rahat Ali remained 16 not out.They added 81 runs for the tenth wicket. Pace partners Tim Southee finished with 3-67 and Trent Boult took 2-69. Pakistan lead the three-Test ...

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test scoreboard DUBAI: Scoreboard after Pakistan's first innings on the fourth day of the second Test against New Zealand at Dubai International Cricket stadium on Thursday:New Zealand 1st innings 403 (T. Latham 137, M. Craig 43; Zulfiqar Babar 4-137)Pakistan 1st innings (overnight 281-6)Shan Masood b Sodhi 13Taufeeq Umar st Watling b Craig 16Azhar Ali b Sodhi 75Younis Khan c Craig b Neesham 72Misbah-ul Haq c Taylor b Boult28Asad Shafiq c Taylor b Southee 44Sarfraz Ahmed c and ...

Scott struggles as four share early Masters lead MELBOURNE: World number two Adam Scott struggled in the opening round and was six strokes behind the leaders in his quest for a third straight Australian Masters in Melbourne on Thursday.The defending champion shot a one-over par 73 in blustery conditions at the Metropolitan Golf Club in a round containing a double-bogey, one bogey and an eagle.Scott, who is gearing for a crack at world number one Rory McIlroy in next week's Australian Open in ...

Japan's Inamori sets pace at Dunlop Phoenix TOKYO: Japan's Yuki Inamori stole the thunder from a strong field with a birdie blitz on Thursday, firing a seven-under-par 64 for a one stroke lead after the first round of the Dunlop Phoenix tournament.Aided by a red-hot putter, the 20-year-old carded nine birdies against two bogeys to reach the clubhouse with a narrow advantage over Australia's Brendan Jones in Miyazaki, western Japan."I made some big putts and that's always important to give you momentum," ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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