Apple plots first euro bond sale; UK mulls forced roaming deals

> Alcatel-Lucent completed the sale of its cyber security services and communication security units to Thales, as part of a partnership between the companies. Release

> Google should pay more to shareholders, an analyst said after estimating the company's cash reserves will hit $100 billion (€80 billion) by the year-end. Report

> Telecom Egypt is seeking financial advisers to oversee the sale of its 45 per cent stake in Vodafone Egypt. Report

> Apple is preparing to discuss a euro-based bond sale with investors today, in what would be its first non-US$ bond transaction. Report

> UK mobile operators would be forced by law to enter roaming agreements to plug coverage gaps if parliament approves a plan by the Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid. Article

And finally…Biometric scanners in smartphones won't help U.S. users evade the police, after a court ruled fingerprint scanners can be used to unlock devices. Article