NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Oct 5

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]

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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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