I called GRZ this morning (N.Y. time),I asked to talk to Doug and was told that Doug will be out of town for a week or so. I than asked if I could speak to someone regarding ICSID request for information and what was it they were asking. The GRZ rep stated that only Doug could answer the question. My gut feeling is that there is talking going on between VZ and GRZ.
It's reasonable to assume Doug was in Paris for the hearings. He might have decided to mix some pleasure with business after the hearings were finished. He could go see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, maybe go to Holland to see the windmills and tulips and then on to England and have a spot of tea at Buckingham Palace.
I would not read into anything at this point.
There will be an additional 3 or 4 months of both sides filing written observations on what was discussed at the oral hearings.
I would guess that to, I suspect that the person assigned to answer the phone was told not to say where Doug went so that no false hopes would occur, this use to be called CYA.I am still sticking to settlement before U.S.A. Thanksgiving .