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Mexico City mayor to run for president in 2018 MEXICO CITY: Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera has joined an early group of presidential hopefuls and left the door open for an historic run as an independent in the 2018 race."I want to be president," Mancera, the mega-city's 49-year-old former chief prosecutor, told Milenio television late Monday.Mancera was elected mayor in 2012 under the banner of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) but he is not a member of it, giving him the option to run as an independent."You have to think about what's best for Mexico," Mancera said.Independents were able to run for office for the first time in a June 7 midterm vote, resulting in the historic election of Jaime "El Bronco" Rodriguez as governor of Nuevo Leon, the first without a party affiliation.An avid runner and yoga buff, Mancera said his experience as prosecutor was like "an intensive, 24-hour per day course for 365 days a ...

Obama invites Netanyahu for post-Iran deal talks JERUSALEM: US President Barack Obama has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks in Washington next month after a deadline for reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran, an Israeli newspaper reported on Tuesday, quoting State Department sources.A spokesman for Netanyahu's office had no immediate official comment on the report. Officials speaking on condition of anonymity, however, told reporters that no such invitation had been received.The mass-circulation Yedioth Ahronoth daily quoted unidentified sources at the ...
Kerry only taking Tylenol for broken leg: report WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry is taking nothing more than Tylenol for his broken leg following his low-speed bike accident, he said in an interview published Sunday.Kerry, who remains deeply engaged in the Iranian nuclear talks that have taken place over the past 18 months, told the Boston Globe that the narcotics doctors prescribed for him were having undesired effects. "All I'm taking is Tylenol," he told the paper in an interview Saturday. ...
Bill Clinton: Hillary the 'rock' of the family WASHINGTON: Bill Clinton said in an interview aired Sunday that he admires his wife Hillary as she makes her second run for the White House, defending her integrity in the face of attacks.On Saturday, Clinton held the first major rally of her campaign to become America's first woman president, on home turf in New York."I trust her with my life, and have on more than one occasion," the former US president told CNN's "State of ...
US House backs 'fast-track' trade authority in symbolic vote WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives on Friday supported "fast-track" trade negotiating authority for the White House in a symbolic vote that does not change the fact that the legislation, at least for now, will not progress into law.Lawmakers voted 219-211 in favor, but the bill was doomed by an earlier failure of a companion measure on aid for workers hurt by trade. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Pentagon sent live anthrax to Japan in 2005 WASHINGTON: The Pentagon on Friday added Japan to a list of countries that received live anthrax samples from the US military.The sample was sent to the US military base of Camp Zama about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo in 2005 and was destroyed in 2009, said Defence Department spokesman Colonel Steve Warren.Warren said the anthrax, which was sent to Japan for the purpose of testing detection equipment, came from a master lot that ...
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 ...


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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 $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln