UPDATE 2-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Dec 15

HELSINKI, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Wednesday: BANG & OLUFSEN The chairman of the Danish luxury stereo and television maker, Brian Petersen, has informed the company he wishes to withdraw following differences of opinion with other board members, the company said in a statement. The new chairman will be Ole Andersen, and Niels Bjorn Christiansen will be vice chairman, B&O said. For more on the company, double click on FLSMIDTH Suppliers to the world's mining industry -- which include Danish engineering firm FLSmidth -- are ready to profit as miners boost investment above a record level set in 2008 at the peak of the commodities boom, the Financial Times said. For more on the company, double click on A.P. MOLLER-MAERSK Import cargo volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to grow 9 percent in December from a year ago and by 17 percent for all of 2010, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker, a publication of Hackett Associates and the National Retail Federation. Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk operates nine container ports in the United States. For more on the company, double click on ALTOR EQUITY PARTNERS The Swedish private equity company has put its Danish health supplement and medical device maker Ferrosan up for sale, business daily Dagens Industri said without citing sources. The paper said Altor had appointed Goldman Sachs to handle the sale and said the price for Ferrosan could be around 5 billion Swedish crowns ($733.5 million). NOKIA The world's top cellphone maker by volume, Nokia, said it plans to cut about 800 jobs in its home Finnish market. For full story double click For more on the company, double click on ** For a summary of upcoming results and forecasts, double click on ** For the western European company diary covering earnings, shareholder meetings, news conferences and analysts' meetings, click on or type in the code and hit the f9 button. ** Double click on for Swedish indices, for Danish indices, for Finnish indices and for Norwegian indices ** For real-time moves on Nordic blue-chip indices double click on,, and ** For constituent stock moves highlight the above codes in the command box and press the f3 button on your keyboard ** For Nordic top news items, double click on ** For the latest news on Nordic stock price moves double click on (Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms) (Helsinki Newsroom; +358-9-6805-0244) Keywords: MARKETS NORDICS FACTORS/ COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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