UAE. Joint white paper identifies core emerging markets, growth drivers, opportunities and challenges in the telecom space. Nearly half of core 20 growth markets in Asia; data and content revenues expected to double by 2016.
INTERNATIONAL. The Israelis and Palestinians have been trapped for decades between delusions and denial and both have resorted to ideological and religious dogmas that dismiss with conviction any factual evidence to the contrary.
BAHRAIN. Al Salam Bank-Bahrain now owns 100% of BMI Bank after a "business combination" merger: S&P says that Al Salam Bank (unrated) has a visibly lower credit profile than BankMuscat, the previous key shareholder of BMI Bank.