NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Oct 1

HELSINKI, Oct 1 (Reuters) - 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.

Telenor, which already holds 39.5 percent of the Russian Vimpelcom, earlier said it expects Weather Investments to exercise the sell option and the deal to close by Oct 1, at the latest.

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The oil and shipping group will in the future turn its focus increasingly to its oil, port terminals and drilling units, Chief Executive Nils Andersen told Jyllands-Posten. The group has traditionally had a lot of focus on its world leading container unit, but the other three area will become increasingly important to secure stability, Andersen said.

The container shipping unit, Maersk Line, is preparing for the market in Vietnam to cool down after 21 years of high growth, business daily Borsen said.

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The Finnish drug maker on Sunday presented results from phase I trial of a prostate cancer treatment, saying according the data it "has been well tolerated, with no significant treatment-related adverse events."

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