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  • HELSINKI, Oct 11- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Thursday:. Unitech Ltd, Telenor's Indian partner, has agreed to sell its share of their mobile phone joint venture in what it termed as an amicable settlement after months of dispute.

  • ZAGREB, Croatia-- Sweden has offered eight Saab Gripen fighters to Croatia to replace its aging fleet of Soviet-made MiG-21 combat aircraft, Croatia's defense ministry said Thursday. NATO- member Croatia has six MiG-21s in its air force.

  • *BC Partners, EQT, Providence, Discovery showed interest* Price tag seen at up to 1.4 bln euros* Final bids due later this months By Sven Nordenstam and Arno Schuetze STOCKHOLM/ FRANKFURT, Oct 10- ProSiebenSat1.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Sweden is to delay new rules forcing banks to put aside more capital than other banks in Europe to protect themselves against risk to the middle of next year, Financial Markets Minister Peter Norman said on Wednesday.

  • Greenpeace said two other anti-nuclear protesters left on their own after hiding at another plant on the eastern coast. Fifty others scaled the outer fences of the Forsmark reactor site, Greenpeace said. Two people remained at the Forsmark site even after the detentions, said Greenpeace spokeswoman Birgitte Lesanner said.

  • *Group of 11 countries agree to impose transactions levy* Move to impose tax criticised by industry* Regulator warns of Europe's diverse regulation By John O'Donnell.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Sweden's Financial Markets Minister Peter Norman said on Wednesday that new, tougher capital requirements for banks were likely to be in place at the middle of next year and not January as previously targeted. "We are beginning internal legislative work at the Finance Ministry that I hope will come into force in the middle of 2013.".

  • *Regulator warns of Europe's diverse regulation. BRUSSELS, Oct 10- A plan by a group of euro zone countries to introduce a tax on financial transactions threatens to drive more trading to London from centres such as Frankfurt, exacerbating divisions in Europe as it struggles to overcome an economic crisis.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- The head of Sweden's financial watchdog said on Wednesday that European banking union plans risked creating a division between members of the pact and those outside it.

  • *BC Partners, EQT, Providence, Discovery showed interest. STOCKHOLM/ FRANKFURT, Oct 10- ProSiebenSat1. Private equity firms BC Partners, EQT, Providence Equity Partners and network Discovery Communications have shown interest for the assets, according to two people, who declined to be identified as they are not authorised to speak to media.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Sweden's financial watchdog said current proposals for a European banking union could run the risk of dividing the single market and that supervision should be complemented by a system for dealing with failing banks before it was introduced.

  • Greenpeace said two other protesters were still hiding at another plant on the eastern coast. Fifty others scaled the outer fences of the Forsmark reactor site, Greenpeace said. "We still have two guys at the Forsmark site who have not been found," Greenpeace spokeswoman Birgitte Lesanner said. "

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 10- The European Union said on Wednesday it had reduced the duties imposed on screws and bolts from China after the World Trade Organisation found flaws in the way they were initially calculated. China is a subject in 21 of the European Commission's 41 ongoing investigations into subsidies and dumping.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Sweden's central bank has a lot of questions about plans for a European Union bank union, which includes a single supervisory body, a central bank official said on Wednesday. Comments from First Deputy Central Bank Governor Kerstin af Jochnick showed the bank lining up with the government, which has criticised the EU bank union proposals.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Sweden's central bank has a lot of questions about plans for a European Union bank union, which includes a single supervisory body, a central bank official said on Wednesday. Comments from First Deputy Central Bank Governor Kerstin af Jochnick showed the bank lining up with the government, which has criticised the EU bank union proposals.

  • OSLO, Oct 10- Nordic spot power prices were expected to rise to above 40 euros per megawatt-hour on lower wind output and higher consumption, analysts at Point Carbon said on Wednesday.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Six environmental activists evaded police and hid overnight at two Swedish nuclear power plants after the sites were invaded on the previous day by Greenpeace campaigners demanding the closure of the stations on grounds of poor security. Security at Swedish NPPs terrible, " Isadora Wronski tweeted.

  • Credit Suisse recommends investing in global small and mid capitalisation European companies, saying that cheap valuations support a bullish outlook despite the headwind of regional outlook concerns. "European small caps have not performed as strongly as expected in 2012," Credit Suisse analysts say in a note.

  • Newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported that Nyberg may resign before his term ends at the end of next year after allegations of wrongdoing by TeliaSonera in a purchase of a 3 G licence in Uzbekistan in 2007.. "TeliaSonera's board of directors has full confidence in Chief Executive Lars Nyberg," Chairman Anders Narvinger said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Swedish industrial production rose 0.4 percent in August from the previous month and expanded 3.2 percent year-on-year, the statistics office said on Wednesday. Industry order books shrank 6.5 percent from the same month a year ago the office said.