VimpelCom posts loss over Ukraine; Hutchison offers concessions in O2 Ireland deal

> Russian operator VimpelCom reported a net loss of $2.6 billion (€1.8 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2013, after writing down assets in Ukraine due to political unrest in the country. Article

> Telefónica brand Movistar agreed a five-year sponsorship of Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha's MotoGP race team. Article

> U.S. privacy groups filed complaints against Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp with the Federal Trade Commission concerning potential misuse of the messaging app company's user data. Article

> Hutchison Whampoa has offered concessions to counter European Union regulatory concerns about its proposed €850 million ($1 billion) bid for Telefónica's O2 Ireland unit. Article

> Bezeq Israel Telecom and Cellcom have been hard hit by the ongoing fierce competition in Israel's mobile sector. Article

> South African operator Telkom is in talks on a network-sharing agreement with mobile operator MTN. Article

And finally…A UK mobile phone owner said in a claim to his insurance company that his phone had been shot and destroyed by an angry gamekeeper. Article

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