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Rain delays England-Sri Lanka one-day international COLOMBO: Bad weather has delayed the start of the first one-day international between England and Sri Lanka in Colombo on Wednesday.The entire field at the Premadasa stadium was covered at the scheduled toss time of 2pm (0830 GMT) as the prevailing wet weather showed no signs of improving.The teams are to play seven one-dayers in preparation for the World Cup that takes place in Australia and New Zealand in February-March.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Ex-India captain offers tale of hope for Hughes NEW DELHI: As the cricketing world anxiously awaits progress from Phillip Hughes, a tale of hope comes from a man who survived a similar accident -- former India captain Nari Contractor.Fifty-two years ago, Contractor was struck on the back of the head by a rising ball from West Indies fast bowler Charlie Griffith, during a practice match in Barbados.Contractor, who was not wearing a helmet, was helped from the field but he started bleeding from ...
Pakistan steady after Masood's fall SHARJAH: Pakistan recovered from the loss of opener Shan Masood to reach 82-1 at lunch on the opening day of the third and final Test against New Zealand on Wednesday.Masood was bowled by off-spinner Mark Craig for 12 but fellow opener Mohammad Hafeez (47 not out) and Azhar Ali, unbeaten on 20, steadied the innings.Pakistan, seeking their second straight series victory after routing Australia 2-0 this month, got a kick-start by winning a crucial toss. ...
Hughes critical after surgery SYDNEY: Australian batsman Phillip Hughes remained in a critical condition Wednesday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, as players rallied around the bowler who inflicted the damage.The 25-year-old, who was pressing for a Test recall, was knocked out by a Sean Abbott bouncer in a freak incident at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, crumbling to the ground unconscious after the heavy blow to the lower head.He underwent emergency surgery and was in ...
`Pakistan bat in final New Zealand Test SHARJAH: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and chose to bat in the third and final Test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Wednesday.Pakistan, leading the series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Abu Dhabi, brought in opener Mohammad Hafeez and paceman Mohammad Talha for Taufeeq Umar and Ehsan Adil.Seamer Adil suffered a side strain after playing the second Test in Dubai, which ended in a draw. Hafeez missed the second Test with ...
More scans for Hughes as he fights for life SYDNEY: Australian batsman Phillip Hughes was to have more scans Wednesday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain as players rallied around the bowler who inflicted the damage.The 25-year-old, who was pressing for a Test recall, was knocked out by a Sean Abbott bouncer in a freak incident at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, crumbling to the ground unconscious after the heavy blow to the lower head.He underwent surgery and was in an ...
McCullum excited at Vettori's comeback and record SHARJAH: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is excited at the prospect of veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori's return to Test cricket in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Wednesday.The 35-year-old spinner was surprisingly added to the Test squad to bolster New Zealand's chances of levelling the series they trail 1-0 after losing the first Test and drawing the second.Vettori played last of his 112 Tests (111 for New Zealand and one ...

 



 
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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