UAE. AT Kearney analysis confirms recovery of GCC banks' profitability and insists banks urgently need to enhance their capabilities and level of customer service, after several years of relatively low investments.
INTERNATIONAL. Syria will miss a major deadline next week in the program to destroy its chemical weapons production facilities, sources at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.
INTERNATIONAL. A catastrophic disaster can - and will - happen again if the lessons of Macondo and other similar incidents are not learned and shared routinely; Change required to prevent future disasters, industry warned.