Former VimpelCom CEO arrested over probe; Swisscom net income drops almost 22%

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> Former VimpelCom CEO Jo Lunder is being held by Norwegian police as part of a probe into the company's business in Uzbekistan. Reuters article

> Swisscom's net income fell 21.6 per cent year-on-year to CHF1.05 billion (€969 million/$1.05 billion) in the opening nine months of 2015, despite growing revenue. Swisscom release

> VimpelCom reported a $1.01 billion (€928.6 million) loss for the third quarter, mostly due to a $900 million provision set aside for potential fines from the investigation into its Uzbekistan business. Reuters article

> NJJ Holding, an investment company owned by French telecoms tycoon Xavier Niel, affirmed that it is working alone in building its stake in Telecom Italia. NJJ Holding statement (PDF)

> Telenor hired Deloitte Advokatfirma to review its conduct as a minority (33 per cent) shareholder in VimpelCom. Telenor announcement

And finally…Now, even your smartphone apps might be spying on you. BBC News article