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India FM in Maldives as pressure mounts over Nasheed jailing MALÉ: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited the Maldives Saturday amid mounting international pressure on the tiny atoll nation to free its jailed former leader Mohamed Nasheed.Swaraj was received at the airport islet of Hulhule by her Maldivian counterpart Dunya Maumoon and the two women will hold official level talks on Sunday, the Maldivian foreign ministry said in a statement."The External Affairs Minister is visiting the Maldives on the invitation of Foreign Minister Dunya," the statement said.It gave no details, but Indian authorities have suggested that the incarceration of Nasheed, the nation's first democratically-elected leader, could figure during Swaraj's two-day official visit.Indian's External Affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup told reporters on the eve of the visit that New Delhi expected a "fair and just" resolution to the controversial jailing of Nasheed, the nation's main opposition leader.A UN panel ruled last month that Nasheed's jailing was illegal, he should be ...

Nepal parliament to elect new prime minister Sunday KATHMANDU: Nepal on Friday announced plans to elect a new prime minister this weekend, three weeks after the country adopted a new constitution that triggered deadly protests and a border blockade.Incumbent prime minister Sushil Koirala had pledged to step down after the constitution -- Nepal's first to be drawn up by elected representatives -- was adopted on September 20.He announced on October 2 he would ask the president to begin the process of forming a ...
France to hold crunch talks in India on Rafale deal: official NEW DELHI: French and Indian defence officials are to hold fresh talks Tuesday on the purchase of 36 Rafale jets, with hopes drawn-out negotiations on the multi-billion-dollar deal are close to concluding, an official said.The talks are going ahead in New Delhi after the French side agreed to an Indian government demand for future investment in the country as part of the deal, the Economic Times said.A government official told AFP he was confident the ...
20 feared missing after India boat capsizes: official GUWAHATI: Rescuers were searching on Tuesday for about 20 people feared missing after a boat capsized and sank in a rain-swollen river in remote northeast India, a government official said.The motorised ferry was taking about 100 villagers to a popular boat race in Assam state when it hit a bridge pylon and overturned on the Kolohi river late on Monday, a top district administrator told AFP."The village headman who jumped out first from the boat ...
Maldives president unhurt in blast on his speed boat MALÉ: An explosion ripped through a speed boat carrying Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday, injuring his wife and two others but leaving him unhurt, a minister said.It is not clear what caused the blast on the presidential craft as it docked in the capital island Male.Authorities have launched an investigation, said Mohamed Hussain Shareef, minister at the President's Office."The first lady Fathimath Ibrahim, a senior protocol officer and a bodyguard of the president were ...
Rajapaksa criticises UN findings on Sri Lanka war crimes COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa criticised on Tuesday the findings of a UN probe into war crimes and called on the government to reject the report, which called for suspects to be prosecuted by a hybrid court with international judges. Rajapaksa won the 26-year war against Tamil Tiger separatists in 2009, but his military was accused of killing thousands of civilians during the final weeks of the conflict. The UN report found "patterns ...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi begins election bid with first rally LOIKAW: Thousands thronged to see Aung San Suu Kyi's first rally on Thursday as the Myanmar opposition leader launched her bid for historic November elections by touring a remote eastern region seen as a stronghold of the ruling party.Suu Kyi urged voters to think of future generations in her debut campaign speech to a rapt audience in Kayah state, many wearing the colourful traditional dress of local ethnic groups, as her party's first nationwide election ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
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WeeklyOctober 08, 2015
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