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Iran nuclear deadline not a 'sacred date': negotiator TEHRAN: The end of June deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is not sacred and extra time may be necessary, a top Iranian negotiator said on Tuesday.Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have set June 30 as the date for a comprehensive accord regarding Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.But Abbas Araghchi, a deputy foreign minister and key member of the Iranian team, signalled that the final talks may overrun, having already said progress on drafting the deal has been very slow."The date... was selected for the end of negotiations but we will not sacrifice a good agreement for the sake of the schedule," he was quoted as saying on state television's website."If we need a few extra days it's not important because there are no sacred dates," he said of the talks with the United States, Britain, China, France, Russia ...

China to remove visa requirements for Taiwanese: Xinhua BEIJING: China will lift an entry permit requirement for Taiwanese travelling to the mainland, state media reported Sunday, part of a wider plan to reduce barriers between the two communities.Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the announcement at a forum in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, but did not give a date when the policy would take effect."We'll consistently ...
Militants kill at least 17 police in Afghan south: officials KANDAHAR: At least 17 Afghan policemen were killed early Saturday when Taliban militants stormed a security outpost in the volatile southern province of Helmand, officials said."Dozens of armed Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in Musa Qala district of Helmand. In the attack, 17 police forces were killed, and three others were wounded," Helmand provincial police chief Nabi Jan Mullahkhil told AFP.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
In Indian state Maharashtra, suicide figures shoot through the roof ISLAMABAD: Farmer suicides in Indian state Maharashtra are intensifying with as many as 1,088 cases reported in 2015 by the end of May. This is almost twice the figure reported just two months ago. Between January and March, the state government had reported 601 cases.The suicide rate had already begun climbing steeply with the onset of the drought last year which destroyed large swathes of crops, Times of india reported.Farmers' leaders say the government has ...
Search on for missing India coast guard plane NEW DELHI: Indian rescuers were searching Tuesday for a coast guard plane that went missing overnight off the country's southeastern coast, a defence official said.The aircraft had been on a routine patrol south of the city of Chennai when it disappeared off radar screens at about 9.30 pm (1600 GMT) on Monday, defence spokesman Sitanshu Kar said.Three crew members were on board the plane, which took off from Chennai at 5.30 pm, the Press Trust ...
Bangladesh shuts Islamic seminary, forbids banners for India tour DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities have shut down an Islamic seminary next to a cricket stadium in Dhaka and forbidden provocative banners ahead of the Indian team's upcoming tour of the country, officials said Saturday.Maulana Abdus Shakoor, head of the Rauzatun Saliheen Alim Madrassa, said he had received a letter from the authorities asking him to keep the madrassa closed during the one-off test match from June 10-14."This is the first time we have received a request ...
Man to raise $10,000 for human trafficking victims in India ISLAMABAD: A Dubai-based sales executive who never scaled a tall mountain is training to climb Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise $10,000 for the rescue of human trafficking victims in India.VJ Nagender Rao, 31, said "We all know that prostitution and human trafficking exists and in India, girls as young as three or four were being raped and forced into human trafficking," Khaleej Times reported.In India alone, an estimated 200,000 women and young girls, ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln