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Former NY Times executive Arthur Sulzberger dies at 86 WASHINGTON: Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who led the company for 34 years in a period of growth that made it a multibillion-dollar media enterprise, died on Saturday at the age of 86, the newspaper said. Sulzberger, whose family bought the Times in 1896, died at his home in Southampton, New York, after a lengthy illness, his family said. Sulzberger, known by his childhood nickname Punch, became publisher of the Times in 1963 and turned over that job to his son, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., in 1992. He handed the chairman's position to his son in 1997. "Punch, beloved by his colleagues, was one of our industry's most admired executives," Sulzberger Jr. said in a statement. The elder Sulzberger helped the company achieve financial stability and nationwide distribution, as well as add other newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online operations. The Times won 31 Pulitzer Prizes during Sulzberger's tenure as well as two ...

US death row inmates win crucial victories WASHINGTON: Two US death row inmates have won crucial victories as judges hundreds of miles away from each other threw away their convictions, expressing doubt the US justice system has worked properly in their cases. Damon Thibodeaux walked free Friday after 15 years on death row in Louisiana after DNA evidence showed he had been wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of his cousin, authorities said. At the same time, in Pennsylvania, the death sentence of ...
Alleged Batman shooter made threats: court records  LOS ANGELES: The alleged gunman behind the Batman movie massacre made threats to someone at his university shortly before the killings, according to court documents released Friday. James Holmes, accused of killing 12 people in the June 20 massacre at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, was banned from campus over the threats, which local media reported were made to a professor. Holmes had a "relationship terminated on, or prior to June ...
CIA WASHINGTON: A college newspaper has set off a wave of speculation that David Petraeus, the general-turned-CIA-spy-chief, might want to leave his job to become president -- of Princeton University. Petraeus, 59, has long been suspected of harboring political ambitions but he has sometimes fended off questions about a possible White House run by joking that he aspires to be president of Princeton University, where he earned graduate degrees. However, a long article in the university's student newspaper, ...
Romney, Netanyahu to talk by phone PHILADELPHIA: Mitt Romney will speak by telephone with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, the Republican nominee's campaign said, the same day President Barack Obama is expected to talk with the prime minister. A Romney aide confirmed the call would take place between the two men, who held talks in Israel in July during a Romney visit, but did not provide details. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama would likely have a phone conversation with Netanyahu on ...
Five dead in Minnesota shooting rampage: police CHICAGO: A gunman opened fire at a small business in the northern US state of Minnesota, killing four people before turning the gun on himself and dying of a self-inflicted gunshot, police said Friday. The shooting on Thursday took place just after 4:30 pm inside Accent Signage Systems, a company employing about 25 people which makes signs for companies. The Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper, which said four other people were wounded in the rampage, wrote that the ...
Clinton urges NEW YORK: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged China and Japan to let "cool heads" prevail in a festering dispute over a cluster of islands in the East China Sea that has soured ties between Asia's two largest economies. Clinton met Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of this week's UN General Assembly meeting in New York and said it was important to ratchet down tensions over the islands, known as ...


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Banking Review 2013

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