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  • HELSINKI, Oct 1- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Monday:. The EU Commission has informed the Finnish steel company that the divestment of its Swedish melting and coil operations may not be enough to permit the approval of the Inoxum deal with Thyssenkrupp, Outokumpu said.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Oil services firm Aker Solutions. won a four-year frame agreement from Statoil to deliver wireline tractor services on the Norwegian continental shelf, it said on Monday. The deal, which also includes two additional two-year options, will generate revenues in excess of 100 million crowns per year, it added.

  • HELSINKI, Oct 1- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Monday:. The Norwegian telecoms group is expected to raise its stake in Vimpelcom by another 3.5 percent on Monday when an option by Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris' Weather Investments expires.

  • *Tele2 AB enters into loan agreement with nordic investment bank. *Says loan agreement with nordic investment bank totalling EUR 74. *Says for the complementary financing of the Tele2 Mobile network expansion in.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Output from Norway's Kollsnes gas processing plant will be down longer than expected following a compressor failure, gas system operator Gassco said in a market message.

  • --We are affirming our' BBB-' long-term corporate credit rating on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.. after the company completed the acquisition of Statoil Fuel& Retail ASA, a Scandinavian convenience store and motor fuel retailer.

  • *Forties bid up to dated plus 20 cents. Forties was bid as high as dated plus 20 cents, up from a deal at dated minus 55 cents on Friday, while November Brent futures were trading at an 85- cent premium to December, up from as low as 68 cents on Wednesday. *Trafigura bid for an Oct. 23-25 Forties at dated plus 20 cents and Total bid Oct. 25-29 at the same level.

  • Globe wrapped in string

    Norway has joined forces with Qatar in opposition to the $70 billion merger between commodities trader Glencore and miner Xstrata, further threatening one of the biggest deals in the natural resources industry over the past decade, the FT reports.

  • Norwegian Fjords, Norway

    Norway is confronting both a strong currency and a housing boom, complicating interest rate policy.

  • United Kingdom

    What did we think of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso’s comments last week on the UK and Europe?

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    The DOE's Energy Information Administration expects the cartel's share to remain at the current 40 percent, while US domestic output rises.

  • With the Keystone pipeline bollixed up to the south, Canada is looking west — to China and other Asian markets — to sell its abundant oil.

  • St George's Flag & Houses of Parliament

    Central banks have been easing, but this strategist thinks more is coming from across the pond.

  • The Brookings Institution recently issued a report the compared per-capita gross domestic product and changes in employment data from 2010 to 2011 in 200 of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. The report found that these areas produced 48 percent of global output despite accounting for only 14 percent of the world’s population and employment.In other findings: Ninety percent of the fastest-growing economies were outside North America and western Europe; U.S. metropolitan areas outperformed t

    The Brookings Institution analyzed the financial data of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and uncovered some interesting findings. Check out which cities were the most productive.

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    An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.

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    Apparently there's an "acute butter shortage" in Norway, blamed in part on a low-carb, high fat diet fad, plus poor weather impacting dairy output by cows.

  • Bullish on Norway Ahead of EU Talks

    Activity in Norway has been more robust, says George Davis, RBC Capital Markets.

  • The Swiss National Bank is putting the kibosh on the franc's safe haven status, and investors are turning to Norway instead. But it could be too much too fast.

  • Sweet Call on Swiss Franc

    Rebecca Patterson, J.P. Morgan Asset Management weighs in on safe haven currency plays.

  • Zurich, Switzerland

    If you think London or New York are among the world's most expensive cities, keep guessing and get your checkbooks out (that is if you are travelling to one of the cities that take the top spot).