UPDATE 1-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Oct 5
(Adds Swedish companies, Finnair)
HELSINKI, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Friday:
Embattled U.S. truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp , a rival of Sweden's AB Volvo, may close factories in its bid to cut costs, its newly named CEO Lewis Cambell said in a Reuters interview late on Thursday. ID:nL1E8L4DUD]
For more on Volvo, click on ERICSSON
Ericsson's Chinese peer Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , the world's No.2 telecommunications equipment maker, has been in touch with investment banks about a possible initial public offering but has not made any decisions about proceeding with a listing, sources said on Friday.
Huawei has been looking at the listing issue for years, but there has been little progress due to the complicated company share structure and some doubts about whether a listing would actually help dispel suspicion that U.S. lawmakers have towards the company, the sources told Reuters.
For more on Ericsson, double click SAS
The Scandinavian airline, part-owned by the governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, is scheduled to release September passenger traffic data at around 0900 GMT.
For more on the company, double click FINNAIR
Finnair traffic measured in revenue passenger kilometres rose by 10.6 percent in September.
For more on the company, double click NORDEA , SAMPO
Finland's Sampo is ready to raise its stake in Nordea, the Nordic region's biggest bank, if the Swedish state sells down its 13.5 percent holding, Bjorn Wahlroos, chairman of both Sampo and Nordea, told daily Svenska Dagbladet.
"We are clear with that we could take a little bit of that holding if it is sold. It is all about showing the market that we are there," he was quoted as saying.
Sampo is Nordea's biggest owner with a 21.4 percent stake. For more on companies, click on or
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