Demonstrators stage a protest during the shareholders assembly of the mining group Xstrata on September 7, 2012 in Zug. A blockbuster merger between Swiss commodities giant Glencore and Xstrata may be salvaged as Glencore offered to raise its offer, after shareholder Qatar demanded better terms. Glencore had flatly refused to budge, but after a last-minute adjournment of a crucial vote on the merger today, it made its new offer to exchange 3.05 of the new group's shares for every Xstrata share. (AFP/Getty Images)
Vicious competition and a saturated marketplace have made life tough for Saudi Arabia’s third mobile operator, Zain KSA. But the appointment last year of one of the kingdom’s top telecoms figures, Sheikh Farhan Al Faisal Al Jarbaa, has helped the firm turn its fortunes around.