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  • OSLO, Oct 1- France's Total expects to start production at the Atla gas and condensate field in the North Sea this week, a spokesman said on Monday. There are still some issues to be solved at the host platform, "said Total spokesman Leif Harald Halvorsen.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norwegian conglomerate Orkla. expects to raise up to $350 million from floating off its specialist chemicals arm Borregaard and also hopes to cut debt by $175 million, it said on Monday.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norwegian conglomerate Orkla. launched the initial public offering of chemicals arm Borregaard on Monday, aiming to sell 81 million shares to raise between 1.6 billion and 2 billion crowns. In addition Orkla will, following listing, receive approximately 1.0 billion in repayment of debt from Borregaard.

  • *Telenor lifts stake to 43 pct through option deal. OSLO, Oct 1- Norway's Telenor has completed its purchase of an increased stake in Russia's Vimpelcom in the face of opposition from co-shareholder Altimo and Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog FAS.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Output from the Royal Dutch Shell- operated Nyhamna gas processing plant was reduced by 23 million cubic metres per day on Monday due to a shutdown at the Easington terminal, the gas system operator Gassco said on its website. The outage started at 1224 GMT was expected to last until Tuesday 1000 GMT, it added on its website.

  • *Nordic spot price for Tuesday set at 31.76 euros/ MWh. Tuesday's delivery settled 31.76 euros a megawatt-hour from 31.02 euros on Monday. The day-ahead contract was quoted on the financial market in a bid-ask range of 31.5 euros and 32.5 euros a MWh by 1000 GMT.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norway's Telenor said it had taken delivery of Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris' 71 million shares in Vimpelcom on Monday and suggested Telenor and Altimo should buy shares from investment firm Bertofan to restore ownership parity.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norway's Telenor said it had taken delivery of Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris' 71 million shares in Vimpelcom on Monday and suggested Telenor and Altimo should buy shares from investment firm Bertofan to restore ownership parity.

  • While Norwegian gas exports to continental Europe are supplied under long-term contracts that are linked to the oil price, Britain receives most of its Norwegian gas under hub market terms that are priced off Britain's National Balancing Point and have lesser binding supply obligations.

  • *Norway expects total gas output at 334.2 mcm/day in Oct. LONDON, Oct 1- British prompt gas prices fell on Monday morning, shrugging off a temporary halt in flows from Norway through the Langeled pipeline as wider supply-demand fundamentals sapped trading sentiment.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norwegian mobile internet browser maker Opera has signed a licensing deal with Russia's Yandex, Opera's chief executive said on Monday. Yandex plans to launch its own browser based on Opera's Turbo technology. The deal was first announced on Sept. 21 but Opera did not disclose that Yandex was the customer at that time, awaiting the product launch.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norwegian seasonally adjusted housing prices rose 0.3 percent in September compared to August, real estate industry associations reported on Monday. On a year-on-year basis, prices rose by 7.3 percent in September, the association of real estate agents and the association of real estate agency firms said.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norwegian seasonally adjusted housing prices rose 0.3 percent in September compared to August, real estate industry associations reported on Monday. On a year-on-year basis, prices rose by 7.3 percent in September, the association of real estate agents and the association of real estate agency firms said.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norwegian gas exports through the Langeled pipeline, the UK's main subsea gas import route, dropped to zero on Monday morning, and flows to France fell sharply as a new "gas year" started.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Opera Software. *The major software company referred to in Opera's OSE announcement on September 21, 2012 was Yandex. *On Sept 21 Opera said: Opera Software ASA has entered into an agreement with a major software company pursuant to which the customer will license and integrate Opera's technology into their product.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- A Norwegian purchasing managers' index rose to 48.9 points on a seasonally adjusted basis in September, from a revised 48.8 in August, data from logistics association NIMA and Fokus Bank showed on Monday.

  • 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.