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Diehard protesters mark Occupy DC anniversary WASHINGTON: Diehard veterans of the Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street re-emerged on Monday for its first anniversary with a downtown march that caused little disruption to rush-hour traffic.   Some 50 members of Occupy DC, escorted by almost as many police, snaked through the K Street lobbying district, waving banners and shouting slogans against economic inequality and excessive corporate influence on US politics.   "We don't want corporations! We don't want banks! We want houses! We want freedom! We will not stop!" one young woman shouted when the protesters halted outside the offices of JP Morgan Chase bank.   No attempt was made to enter McPherson Square, scene of one of the longest-running Occupy encampments in the United States from October 1 until February 4 when it was all but shut down in a day-long police raid.   At its height, hundreds of mostly young activists joined Occupy DC. For the few still active in the movement, ...

Obama, Romney prepare for debates as running mates spar  BELMONT: US President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney prepared for Wednesday's debate this weekend, leaving their running mates to spar over policy and seek votes in key swing states. With the president off the campaign trail just 38 days before Americans vote on November 6, Romney spent a quiet day in Massachusetts, visiting the home of son Tagg in a Boston suburb and, according to his campaign, steering clear of debate preparation. But with both men ...
Paul Ryan to do three-day debate prep in Virginia  WASHINGTON: Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan will break off the campaign trail next week for three days of debate preparation ahead of his face-off with US Vice President Joe Biden, a campaign aide said.   Ryan will hunker down for "three days in Virginia for debate prep," campaign aide Brendan Buck told AFP on Saturday, as Romney and President Barack Obama both dropped off the campaign trail ahead of their own first debate October 3 in ...
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 ...
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, ...

 



 
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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