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Stampede in Bangladesh kills at least 10 pilgrims DHAKA: At least 10 Hindu pilgrims were killed in a stampede outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, police said."The dead included seven women and three men. They died near the Rajghat, the main bathing step on the river Brahmaputra," police inspector Nasir Ahmed told AFP.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Japan launches replacement spy satellite TOKYO: Japan on Thursday successfully launched a replacement spy satellite, its aerospace agency said, as an existing device comes to the end of its working life.Tokyo put spy satellites into operation in the 2000s after its erratic neighbour North Korea fired a mid-range ballistic missile over the Japanese mainland and into the western Pacific in 1998.The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launched the H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern ...
Suicide attack in Kabul kills at least seven: official KABUL: A suicide attacker killed at least seven people after detonating a car bomb near a district police headquarters in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul Wednesday, officials said.The powerful blast went off in Muradkhani district close to the presidential palace, the defence ministry and the ministry of finance."The initial reports from Kabul hospitals show seven killed and 22 wounded including women and children," Sayed Kabir Amiri, the head of hospitals in the capital, ...
India's Modi to visit France, Germany and Canada NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit France, Germany and Canada next month, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, on a tour expected to focus on attracting investment to the country.Modi won a landslide election victory last May on a pledge to revive India's economic fortunes, and has embarked on an ambitious drive to attract more foreign investment to the country of 1.2 billion people.He will meet President Francois Hollande during a three-day visit ...
Beijing behind Internet security violation BEIJING: China's cyberspace administration is "complicit" in attacks on major Internet companies including Google, an anti-censorship group said Wednesday, calling on firms worldwide to step up their defences.GreatFire.org, which operates websites seeking to circumvent China's vast censorship apparatus, pointed to statements by Google, Microsoft and Mozilla as showing the Chinese government was involved in so-called "man-in-the-middle" operations.Such attacks involve an unauthorised intermediary inserting themselves between computer users and their online destinations, usually undetected, putting them ...
China officially approves three new free trade zones BEIJING: China's government approved on Tuesday the formation of three new free trade zones (FTZ) in the city of Tianjin, southeastern Fujian province, and southern Guangdong province, the official Xinhua news agency reported.The three new free trade zones along China's eastern coast, mooted for several months but officially given the green light on Tuesday, will copy the model of the Shanghai FTZ established in 2013 as a testing ground for looser rules governing currency conversions ...
Japan PM Abe set for one-week US tour TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will embark on a week-long US tour next month as the two former enemies prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.In addition to talks in Washington, Abe will tour Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles during the April 26-May 3 trip, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday.Abe will become the first Japanese leader to address a joint session of the US Congress, ...

 



 
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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%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln