STOCKHOLM, March 14 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Wednesday:
Banking group SEB has overtaken Nordea and is now the third biggest player in the Swedish mortgage lending market after having increased its lending portfolio by 49 billion Swedish crowns ($7.24 billion) last year to 346 billion.
At the same time, Swedbank has scaled back its new mortgage lending but remains the biggest player, business daily Dagens Industri reported. Handelsbanken remains the number two in the market, it added.
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The two Nordic banks both have lent money to crisis-hit Danish shipping group Torm, which is struggling to repay $1.87 billion in debts, Dagens Industri reported without disclosing its sources. The banks declined to comment to the newspaper, which did not say how big the debts were.
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(Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki newsrooms)
$1 = 6.8106 Swedish crowns Reporting by Niklas Pollard