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Tele2 -- The Deregulation of the EU's Telecom Markets is Advancing Too Slowly
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 04, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Member States are taking too long to implement the EU's new regulatory framework for electronic communications, according to a major new report presented in Brussels today by Tele2. In the report, entitled "Tele2 - the Monopoly Challenger," the company presents its views on fixed telephony subscription, carrier pre-selection, MVNO and ADSL and suggests how the prevailing domination by the former incumbents can be broken.
Scottish Power PLC
Scottish Power PLC announces ADS Dividend Declaration
GLASGOW, U.K., Nov. 4, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- On 4 November 2003, Scottish Power announced in the Company's interim results, that the dividend for the second quarter ended 30 September 2003 was 4.75 pence per ordinary share. The dividend will be payable on 15 December 2003 to shareholders on the register on 14 November 2003.
Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse Group Reports Net Profit of Chf 2.0 Billion for The Third Quarter of 2003
ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 04, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Credit Suisse Group today announced a net profit of CHF 2.0 billion for the third quarter of 2003, including a gross after-tax gain of CHF 1.6 billion, or CHF 1.3 billion net of related provisions, from divestitures at Winterthur. Additionally, the Group's third quarter 2003 net profit includes the strengthening by CHF 383 million after tax of certain provisions related to Winterthur's current and former international business portfolio. Private Banking reported a strong net new asset inflow of CHF 8.4 billion. Credit Suisse Financial Services posted strong third quarter results in banking. Credit Suisse First Boston reported lower results compared with the second quarter of 2003, primarily reflecting dampened Fixed Income trading revenue, but continued to achieve significant progress on cost reduction.
The "Not So Holy" Holyland; Author Examines the Options to Save Middle East from Destruction
CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 3, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Israel's recent attack on a suspected terrorist camp inside Syrian borders raises new questions about the lengths Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his government will go to repress terrorism in his nation. As the United Nations deliberates what action to take and the United States attempts to calm Israel's aggression, the "Road to Peace" plan seems as though it's hit a dead end. However, author Charles A. Campagne has an idea, which he details in his new book, Holocaust 2: The "Not So Holy" Holyland (now available through 1stBooks).