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NATO soldier killed by men in Afghan army uniforms  KABUL: A NATO soldier was killed in Afghanistan Tuesday in the latest of a series of "green-on-blue" attacks in which Afghan troops attack their US-led allies, the military said. "An International Security Assistance Force service member died when two individuals wearing Afghan National Army uniforms turned their weapons against ISAF service members in eastern Afghanistan today," ISAF said. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...

French soldier, 10 Taliban killed in Afghan firefight  PARIS: A French soldier and around 10 Taliban fighters were killed in an early morning ambush and subsequent firefight during a joint operation on Tuesday with the Afghan army in Kapisa province, officials said. A statement from Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault's office said a French soldier died and another was wounded "during a clash with insurgents" and that the wounded soldier was expected to survive. The statement said the soldiers were from the elite 13th Chasseurs Alpin ...
French soldier killed in Afghan firefight: presidency  PARIS: A French soldier has been killed and another wounded in a firefight during a joint operation with the Afghan army in Kapisa province, the French presidency and prime minister's office said on Tuesday. A statement from Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault's office said the casualties were sustained "during a clash with insurgents" and that the wounded soldier was expected to survive. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...
Truck bomb wounds soldiers at Afghan Nato base  KABUL: A truck bomb exploded at a NATO military base south of the Afghan capital Tuesday, wounding three soldiers and at least 17 civilians, Afghan police said. A spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force confirmed that "there has been an explosion outside an ISAF facility in Logar province" and that a number of troops were wounded. "We have information that ISAF members were wounded but it is our policy not to confirm the number or condition ...
200,000 evacuated as typhoon threatens Shanghai  SHANGHAI: China evacuated 200,000 people from Shanghai as the third typhoon in a week bore down on the east coast, state media said Tuesday, warning it could be the most powerful storm to hit since 2005. Typhoon Haikui was expected to make landfall in Zhejiang province, just south of Shanghai, late Tuesday or early Wednesday, the China Meteorological Administration said. Like Shanghai, authorities in Zhejiang were rushing to get people out the path of the typhoon, with ...
India NEW DELHI: India's new pro-market finance minister on Monday pledged to takes steps to restore foreign investors' faith in Asia's third-largest economy and "restart the growth engine". P. Chidambaram, in his first policy statement since taking over last week, said India's stuttering economy faced a string of challenges from stubborn inflation to high interest rates and a spiralling fiscal deficit. But "with sound policies, good governance and effective implementation, we will be able to overcome these challenges," ...
Indian Sikhs mourn US temple shooting NEW DELHI: Sikh leaders and politicians in India mourned on Monday the killings of Sikhs at a temple in the United States, with some suggesting the shooter may have intended to target Muslims. "This is a terrible incident that has happened ... and I believe this has made all Sikhs very sad," said Avtar Singh, president of the trust that runs Sikhdom's holiest shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Speaking to the NDTV news channel, Singh called ...


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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 $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln