Samsung denies interest in Nokia

HELSINKI Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:53pm IST

A mobile phone made by Nokia is pictured in this photo illustration taken in Warsaw May 8, 2012. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

A mobile phone made by Nokia is pictured in this photo illustration taken in Warsaw May 8, 2012.

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics denied it was interested in acquiring Nokia, sending shares in the Finnish mobile phone company down 2 percent.

Nokia shares rose 6 percent last Friday on speculation of a possible buyout offer.

"Such reports are purely speculative and are not true," the company said.

(Reporting by Ritsuko Ando)

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