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International News on October 17, 2012


  • Syrian government rejects the holiday cease-fire proposal called by the international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi saying the rebels has no unified leadership to sign it. The envoy has asked Iran to broker a truce between the Syrian government and rebels during the Eid al-Adha later this month.
  • Five people have been killed and 15 others were wounded in bomb attacks across Baghdad. A roadside bomb hit a police patrol early Wednesday. Two policemen were killed in the attack.
  • More than 2,000 people mourned the 10-year-old girl Jessica Ridgeway who was abducted on her way to school in a Denver suburb and killed. Her public memorial was held Tuesday night. Meanwhile, police authorities have asked the people to provide them with leads to catch the killer.
  • Three persons died and three others were wounded in an apartment shooting in Ohio. A 3-year-old child is among the deceased. According to the police, a man shot five people in northwest Ohio in two apartments on Tuesday night and opened fire on officers after coming out of the building. Two officers returned fire and killed him.
  • An agent for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) died in a suicide bombing at an Afghan intelligence office. The attack occurred at the Kandahar province on Saturday. Four intelligence officials and two U.S. intelligence officers were killed.

  • Bank of America Reports Third-Quarter 2012 Net Income of $340 Million, or $0.00 per Share
    Bank of America Corporation today reported net income of $340 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012, compared to $6.2 billion, or $0.56 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011. Business Wire India

    WNS Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings
    WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced results for the 2013 fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2012. Highlights: GAAP Financials -- Revenue of $113.1 million, down 4.1% from $117 Business Wire India

    ZTE Ranks No.1 for Sales, Shipments of Broadband CPE
    ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (0763.Hong Kong /000063.Shenzhen), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, today announced, that according to the latest market share report from Infonetics research, ZTE leads the worldwide market for major fixed broadband terminals. Business Wire India

    Deutsche Telekom launches Application Delivery Network
    Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, has announced the launch of Application Delivery Network. The new service is capable of substantially improving the performance and throughput of web applications and the provision of dynamic content. Business Wire India

    USC Marshall School of Business Pacific Rim Forum Set for Oct. 18-20
    On October 18-20, USC Marshall School of Business will host its Pacific Rim Business Forum in Bali, where 200 participants from 20 economies will meet to discuss some of Asia’s most interesting business opportunities. Business Wire India

    Wireless Seismic Announces the Purchase of RT System 2 by MicroSeismic to Monitor Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
    Wireless Seismic, Inc. has announced the sale of its RT System 2 real-time and cable-less seismic data acquisition system to MicroSeismic, Inc., who will begin using RT System 2 in their passive seismic monitoring operations starting in October Business Wire India

    DBS Marks Future of Banking and Work with New Headquarters
    DBS Bank today underscored its commitment to be the Asian bank of choice with the inauguration of its new headquarters, DBS Asia Central, at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 (MBFC T3) Business Wire India

    BankersLab® Launches First Gamified Training Product to Optimize Banks' Delinquent Collections
    BankersLab®, the first company to deliver a suite of integrated gamified training products to the retail banking industry, has announced the launch of CollectionLabTM, a simulation game training product that improves a bank’s ability to optimize delinquent collections. Business Wire India

    ZTE Unveils Industry’s First TWDM-PON Prototype
    ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (0763.Hong Kong /000063.Shenzhen), a leading global provider of telecommunication equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has unveiled the world’s first time and wavelength division multiplex passive optical network (TWDM-PON) prototype at Broadband World Forum 2012 (BBWF) in Amsterdam. Business Wire India

    Gap Inc. Creates Global Brand Management Structure to Drive the Company’s Long-Term Growth
    Building upon its solid performance this year, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has announced a new global brand structure designed to fuel the company’s long-term growth. Gap Inc.’s five brands and over 3,200 stores are currently located in more than 40 countries worldwide, up from just eight countries in 2006. Business Wire India

    Loomis Sayles Unites Fixed Income and Equity Investment Groups under Jae Park, Chief Investment Officer
    Loomis, Sayles & Company has announced a number of organizational initiatives which bring equity and fixed income groups under the leadership of chief investment officer, Jae Park. Business Wire India

    Daniel Abraham Joins MPEG LA as Vice President, Science and Business Strategy
    MPEG LA has announced the appointment of Daniel Abraham as Vice President, Science and Business Strategy. In this newly created position, Mr. Abraham's responsibilities include technology and related business strategies for MPEG LA and its subsidiaries. Before MPEG LA, Mr. Abraham was Director at Columbia Technology Ventures. Business Wire India

    Cegedim Relationship Management Releases Mobile Intelligence 8, Groundbreaking Cloud-Based CRM + CLM + Data Platform
    Cegedim Relationship Management has released the highly anticipated eighth generation of their revolutionary customer relationship management (CRM) platform, Mobile Intelligence 8 – the most advanced, comprehensive and rapidly expanding CRM solution for Life Sciences commercial, medical, key account management and market access teams Business Wire India

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