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New York doctor cured of Ebola: health officials NEW YORK: A New York doctor who became America's last known Ebola case has been cured of the devastating disease and will go home this week, health officials said Monday.Craig Spencer, 33, contracted Ebola while caring for patients who were sick with the often-deadly virus in Guinea. He is due to be discharged from the hospital Tuesday."After a rigorous course of treatment and testing, Dr Craig Spencer -- the patient admitted and diagnosed with Ebola disease virus at HHC Bellevue Hospital Center -- has been declared free of the virus," officials said in a statement.The statement stressed that Spencer "poses no public health risk."Spencer was admitted to Bellevue hospital and tested positive for Ebola on October 23. He was the first person in New York to be diagnosed with the disease.New York is one of the busiest points of entry in the United States and the city has repeatedly said ...

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has taken responsibility for his party's crushing defeat in last week's midterm elections."We got beat," Obama told CBS News in an interview broadcast Sunday. "The buck stops right here at my desk. And so whenever, as the head of the party, it doesn't do well, I've got to take responsibility for it," he added.The Republicans snatched control of the Senate, tightened its grip on the House of Representatives and won ...
Mexican students torch trucks after 43 feared killed CHILPANCINGO: Protesters torched several trucks and tossed firebombs at a southern Mexico government building Saturday after authorities said gang hitmen confessed to slaughtering 43 students in a case that angered the nation.More than 300 students, many wearing masks, descended on the Guerrero state building in Chilpancingo, threw rocks at its windows and burned around 10 vehicles, including trucks and a federal police vehicle."We are asking the same thing as usual. We want to see our ...
Seven Mexico troops jailed awaiting trial in killings MEXICO CITY: A Mexican judge has formally placed seven soldiers under pre-trial detention over the June killing of suspected criminals in a case denounced by human rights groups, authorities said Friday.Three of the soldiers will face a civilian trial on homicide charges while all seven have been accused of crimes against public service, the Federal Judicial Council said in a statement.The three murder suspects have also been charged with altering a crime scene. The army ...
Suspects admit to massacring missing Mexico students MEXICO CITY: Confessions by suspected gang members indicate 43 Mexican students missing for six weeks were killed, burned beyond recognition and tossed in a river in a case that outraged the nation, authorities said Friday.Facing angry protests in the biggest crisis of his administration, President Enrique Pena Nieto vowed to hunt down all those responsible for the "horrible crime."Authorities have been searching for the aspiring teachers since gang-linked police attacked their buses in the southern ...
Obama to nominate veteran prosecutor as attorney general WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama plans to nominate veteran New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as US attorney general, the White House said Friday.If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch would be the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement officer.Obama will make the announcement at the White House on Saturday, with Lynch and Holder -- who announced his resignation in late September -- at his side, spokesman Josh ...
Mexico leader shortens Asia-Pacific trip amid crisis MEXICO CITY: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has shortened an upcoming trip to major summits in China and Australia amid a growing human rights scandal over the disappearance of 43 college students.Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade said Pena Nieto would leave Sunday instead of Friday to monitor the case, which "worries us," and provide a "transparent and public solution."Pena Nieto cut four days from the trip, which will now run from November 9 to 15.Pena ...


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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