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Bacteria blamed in indigenous Mexican baby deaths MEXICO CITY: Bacteria -- and not a contaminated vaccine as initially suspected -- were to blame for the recent deaths of two Mexican babies and for sickening 29 others, according to an official investigation.The babies, from the indigenous town of Simojovel in southern Chiapas state, became sick after receiving Hepatitis B shots earlier this month. Mexican health authorities said Friday that studies carried out on the babies detected a type of Staphylococcus bacterium that is commonly found on people's skin.Experts concluded that "bacterial contamination occurred during the process of handling and application of the vaccine," and that this came from a single source of infection, officials from the IMSS national public health care system said in a statement.As of Friday, two infants remained hospitalized while 27 others had been discharged. On May 8, health care workers arrived in Simojovel to give tuberculosis and Hepatitis B vaccines. A total of 32 ...

US Senate approves fast-track trade authority for Obama WASHINGTON: The US Senate overcame bitter divisions on trade policy Friday and passed legislation that gives President Barack Obama authority to swiftly forge international trade pacts, including a landmark Pacific Rim accord under negotiation.The measure now heads to the House of Representatives where its fate is uncertain.While Senate passage is a dramatic victory for Obama, the bill clearly faces a fierce debate in the lower chamber, where lawmakers signalled there is intense opposition from within ...
Canada inflation drops to 0.8pc in April OTTAWA: Low oil and gas prices brought inflation down in April but Canadians paid more for almost everything else, the government statistical agency said Friday.The consumer price index fell to 0.8 percent in the month, according to Statistics Canada. Analysts had expected a rate of 1.0 percent after it was 1.2 percent in March.Statistics Canada said the prices of meat, fresh vegetables, restaurant meals, passenger vehicles, clothing and footwear increased.Gasoline, natural gas and mortgage interest ...
Obama praises US senators for 'big step forward' on trade WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama praised US senators on Thursday for advancing legislation that would help him complete a trade pact with Asian countries, a major policy priority for the White House. "I want to thank a bipartisan group of senators who took a big step forward this morning on a trade agenda that is consistent with strong labor standards, strong environmental standards," Obama said at the beginning of a meeting with members of his ...
BP oil spill caused dolphins' lung disease, deaths: study MIAMI: Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of petroleum pollution, US scientists said Thursday.The latest findings in the journal PLOS ONE present the strongest evidence to date that the environmental disaster that was unleashed when the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, 2010, pouring 4.9 million barrels of oil into the ocean, was ...
One US Marine dead, 21 hurt in 'hard landing' WASHINGTON: One Marine was killed and 21 others required hospital treatment after their MV-22 Osprey aircraft made a "hard landing" during training in Hawaii on Sunday, the US military said.The "mishap" was under investigation, a Marine statement said, and residents told local media they saw thick, black smoke rising from the area around Bellows Air Force Station."Twenty-two Marines were aboard at the time and all other 21 have been transported to local hospitals for assessment ...
Six bodies recovered in Colombia mine collapse RIOSUCIO: Rescuers Friday said they had found six bodies in a collapsed, unlicensed gold mine on an indigenous reservation in a central Colombian town.Another nine miners were believed to still be missing after the accident on Wednesday in the northwestern town of Riosucio, where authorities are carrying out an investigation of the mine.Rescuers were working into the evening to retrieve the sixth miner's remains, hours after the recovery of a separate body sapped the hopes ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMay
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln