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TIM Brasil and Xtera Deploy the First 100G Optical Network over 2,400 km in the Amazon Region
TIM Brasil, the fastest growing operator in Brazil, selected and deployed 100G optical networking equipment supplied by Xtera Communications, Inc., a leading global provider of optical networking solutions, on a long-haul transmission infrastructure Business Wire India

Schlumberger Announces Third-Quarter 2013 Results
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported third-quarter 2013 revenue of $11.61 billion versus $11.18 billion in the second quarter of 2013, and $10.50 billion in the third quarter of 2012. Business Wire India

Rio de Janeiro Launches Pilot for Public Transportation NFC Ticketing with Smartphones
Regulatory News: Business Wire India

ZTE Provides Green Energy Solutions in Africa
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063 Business Wire India

Amsterdam Tax Court Recognizes Church of Scientology as a Religion and for Public Benefit
In a major victory for the Church of Scientology and its parishioners in the Netherlands, the Appeals Tax Court of Amsterdam (No. 12/00652) confirmed today the Church of Scientology Amsterdam is operated exclusively for the public benefit and its activities are religious and ideological in nature and therefore tax exempt. Business Wire India

SCE Asks for Arbitration Against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries over Defective San Onofre Steam Generators
Southern California Edison (SCE) today submitted to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) a Request for Arbitration which states claims against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems for the defective steam generators Mitsubishi designed and built for the San Onofre nuclear plant. Business Wire India

Schlumberger Declares Quarterly Dividend
The Board of Directors of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.3125 per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on January 10, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 4, 2013. Business Wire India

KKR’s Green Portfolio Program Surpasses $900 Million in Financial Impact While Improving Environmental Performance of Private Equity Portfolio Companies
KKR (NYSE:KKR), a leading global investment firm, today announced the fifth year of results from its Green Portfolio Program (GPP): an estimated $917 million in cost savings and added revenue and more than 1.8 million metric tons of GHGs avoided between 2008 and 2012. Business Wire India

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