June 11, 2012 / 8:29 AM / 5 years ago

Samsung denies interest in Nokia

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

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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