SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia tops ranking among the countries with the highest proportion of mobile phone users in the world with a ratio of 188%, followed by Vietnam and Oman in, according to a recent study.
UAE. Country assessment ranked at A3 by Coface; 5% growth projected for 2014; Business climate favourable with the new companies' law improving transparency; Debt profile improves, financing needs of GREs continue.
INTERNATIONAL. Thousands of defiant Hong Kong protesters stood their ground after facing tear gas and riot police in overnight clashes, paralysing parts of the city with their campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections.