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Clinton to launch formal campaign with New York rally NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton on Saturday formally launches her bid to become America's first woman president, holding in New York her first big campaign rally and outlining a promise to fight for the middle class.Thousands of supporters are expected to throng Roosevelt Island, a tiny slither of land in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, where Clinton is expected to be joined by husband Bill and daughter Chelsea in the family's first joint appearance of the campaign.Her team sees the rally, on home turf in a state where Clinton served as senator for eight years, as a chance to wrest back momentum from flagging opinion polls and galvanize a friendly crowd.In a campaign video, released on the eve of the rally, Clinton said she was running for president to fight for the middle class and told viewers that she cared about their problems."Everyone deserves a chance to live up ...

Bill Clinton says he will stop giving paid speeches if Hillary wins DENVER: Bill Clinton said on Wednesday he would no longer give paid speeches if his wife, Hillary Clinton, is elected US president.Republicans and media commentators have criticized both Clintons for earning millions of dollars from paid speeches, saying the practice raises the possibility of conflicts of interest.The former president said he would continue to give speeches without compensation if Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, enters the White House."I will still ...
Hackers may have snared details of Chinese linked to US: report NEW YORK: Chinese hackers accused of attacking US federal databases may have snared the names of Chinese with links to American officials, putting them in danger, The New York Times said Wednesday.Last week, the US government admitted hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees, in a vast cyberattack suspected to have originated in China.Investigators say that the hackers who breached the databases of the Office of Personnel ...
Embattled Mexico police train at US-funded academy AMOZOC DE MOTA: The mock village perched on a hill in central Mexico looks like a Hollywood set, with a main square surrounded by a hollow town hall, a church and a school.At the petrol station, a heated argument between two men in a pick-up truck ends with one shooting the other dead, followed by a fiery explosion in the back of the vehicle.Officers wielding fake assault rifles swoop in, tackle a suspect near a ...
Botched parachute bedevils NASA 'flying saucer' test for second time CAPE CANAVERAL: NASA's test run of a Mars landing system came to a quick end on Monday when the saucer-shaped vehicle's parachute tore away after partly unfurling high over the Pacific Ocean, a NASA TV broadcast showed.A similar problem bedeviled the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator's (LDSD) debut run last year. The parachute was redesigned and reinforced for the second flight, but more work will be needed before the system is ready to land heavy loads ...
Edward Snowden: World is rejecting mass surveillance WASHINGTON: Legislation ending the US government's bulk collection of telephone data is "a historic victory for the rights of every citizen," former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden said in a commentary Thursday.In the opinion piece, published in several newspapers internationally including The New York Times, Snowden reflected on what he said was a profound shift in the public's awareness of mass surveillance since his infamous leaks disclosing the extent to which the US government and some ...
Colombia's Santos welcomes pressure on peace talks BOGOTA: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday he welcomes international pressure to accelerate peace talks with the FARC guerrillas, which has mounted in recent weeks as fighting has intensified.The international community has voiced alarm over Santos's decision in April to resume air strikes on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a move that prompted the rebels to scrap a unilateral ceasefire they had declared in December.But in his first interview with an ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln