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UPDATE 2-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Nov 8
November 8, 2012 / 6:47 AM / 5 years ago

UPDATE 2-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Nov 8

(Adds Vestas Wind Systems, Carlsberg, updates Tryg)

HELSINKI, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Thursday:


An increasing number of customers of the Danish wind turbine manufacturer are hesitating placing orders with the company following its financial troubles, business daily Borsen said.

The group on Wednesday said it would cut a further 3,000 jobs and warned of negative cashflow for the full year after weak orders hammered third-quarter profits. 

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The Danish brewer could already next year launch a new round of job cuts and close a number of breweries in Western Europe which for years has seen sluggish growth, business daily Borsen reported.

The brewer on Wednesday reported its result for the third quarter, saying a drive to focus on its top brands and major supermarket customers had revived sales in its key Russian beer market, but that demand had stayed sluggish in Western Europe.

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The Nordic region’s second-biggest insurer kept its full-year outlook broadly unchanged after posting a sharp rise in third-quarter pretax profit to 976 million Danish crowns ($166.88 million) from 274 million a year ago.

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The Danish industrial group is expected to report a 31 percent drop in third-quarter operating profit, according to a Reuters analysts poll.

The company is due to report its results on at around 0700 GMT.

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Finnish mining company Talvivaara is seen reporting a quarterly operating loss of 8.0 million euros ($10.2 million) as it struggles with output disruptions and lower nickel prices, a Reuters analyst poll showed.

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The Scandinavian airline is due to present its third-quarter report at 0700 GMT and is expected to provide more detail on its plans to cut costs and resolve its financing.

Business daily Dagens Industri reported without disclosing its sources that the airline had reached an agreement on rolling over its debt with five out of its six banks. Only Handelsbanken had refused to accept the deal, the paper added.

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The Nordic region’s biggest construction group its scheduled to issue its third-quarter report at 0700 GMT. Pretax earnings at the group are expected to have declined 13 percent from a year ago to 1.44 billion Swedish crowns ($214.8 million), according to a Reuters poll of analysts.

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Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms $1 = 6.7040 Swedish crowns $1 = 0.7840 euros $1 = 5.8485 Danish crowns Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom

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