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LeBron frustrated as struggling Cavaliers fall LeBron frustrated as struggling Cavaliers fallWASHINGTON: Struggling to come together with consistent teamwork around superstar LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered their third consecutive NBA defeat Friday, falling to the Washington Wizards 91-78.Even with 22 points each from James and Australian star guard Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers produced their lowest game total of the season and fell to 5-6 while the Southeast division-leading Wizards improved to 8-3, paced by 28 points from Bradley Beal."It's going to be a challenge," James said. "We have some work to do."Right now I'm frustrated. Tomorrow I'll be OK. That's who I am. Tomorrow is a new day."James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, left Cleveland for Miami in 2010 and won two titles with the Heat before returning to the Cavaliers last July, teaming with Irving, big man Kevin Love and new coach Dave Blatt to try and bring his home region team its ...

Would be great to beat superpower, says O'Connell DUBLIN: Beating a rugby superpower such as Australia in their one off rugby union test on Saturday would be brilliant, says Paul O'Connell captain of Six Nations champions Ireland.The Irish are one win away from completing their first sweep of November tests since 2006 which coincidentally was the last time they beat both South Africa -- whom they dispensed 29-15 a fortnight ago -- and the Wallabies which would be their seventh successive test victory.However, ...
Stenson leads at midway stage in Dubai DUBAI: Henrik Stenson continued his amazing dominance at the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates as his 11th consecutive round in the 60s gave him a two-shot lead halfway through the $8 million DP World Tour Championship Friday.The Swede, who is also a brand ambassador for the golf course, shot a six-under par 66 round in the second round and is now 10-under par after 36 holes.Overnight joint leader and world number one Rory McIlroy ...
Wawrinka gives Switzerland 1-0 lead in Davis Cup final LILLE: Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland the perfect start to the Davis Cup final against France on Friday by defeating French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the opening singles.With Roger Federer to follow against Gael Monfils, the Swiss, who have never won the premier tennis team trophy, were hoping for a 2-0 first day lead.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Spanish court rules Zidane can keep coaching MADRID: Zinedine Zidane has been cleared to keep coaching Real Madrid's reserve team after Spain's Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday backed his appeal against a three-month ban.Spain's football federation imposed the ban at the end of October, arguing the former France midfielder did not have the necessary qualifications to coach in Spain.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Schweinsteiger poised for Bayern return BERLIN: Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to make his first Bundesliga appearance since the World Cup final on Saturday, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said.Schweinsteiger, who last played in Germany's extra-time win over Argentina at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium, should play at least part of the home game against Hoffenheim."Bastian is the squad and he is fit," said Guardiola."It's good news, he is back and it's one more player for the squad."Schweinsteiger, 30, ...
Hamilton on top after opening Abu Dhabi practice ABU DHABI: World championship leader Lewis Hamilton struck the first blow over his Mercedes team-mate and only title rival Nico Rosberg in Friday's opening free practice ahead of Sunday's decisive Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.On a hot day of blue skies and a track temperature of 44 degrees, with an air temperature of 28 degrees at the Yas Marina circuit, the two Mercedes men were a class apart from the rest of the field as they ...


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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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