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  • 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.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Skanska AB:. *To widen California freeway for USD 67 m, about SEK 460 m. *included in order bookings for Skanska USA Civil in the third quarter 2012.

  • "TeliaSonera's board of directors has full confidence in Chief Executive Lars Nyberg," chairman Anders Narvinger said in an emailed statement.

  • For more on the company, click on TELIASONERA. TeliaSonera's chief executive Lars Nyberg may resign before his term ends amid allegations of wrongdoings during its purchase of a 3 G licence in Uzbekistan in 2007, daily Dagens Nyheter reported, quoting sources. TeliaSonera was not immediately available for comment.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Sweden's financial watchdog said on Wednesday that banks should retain responsibility for setting Swedish interbank rates, the system for which is under review by the central bank in the wake of the rigging of its London equivalent.

  • OSLO, Oct 10- Norway's registered unemployment rate is expected to stay unchanged at 2.5 percent until the end of 2014, the public Labour and Welfare Administration said on Wednesday.

  • *11 countries back financial transaction tax* Britain, Sweden, free-marketeers strongly oppose* Greek police battle protesters as Merkel visits Athens* French lawmakers endorse fiscal discipline treaty By John O'Donnell and Harry Papachristou.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- Environmental activists from Greenpeace broke into restricted areas surrounding two Swedish nuclear power plants on Tuesday to highlight what they said were safety deficiencies.

  • *UK, Sweden, free-marketeers strongly opposed. The initiative, pushed hard by Germany and France but strongly opposed by Britain, Sweden and other free-marketeers, gained critical mass at a European Union finance ministers' meeting in Luxembourg, when more than the required nine states agreed to use a treaty provision to launch the tax.

  • Electricity for Wednesday delivery in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary gained nearly 12 percent to 51.77 euros per megawatt hour on regional exchanges. Since then Hungary has helped to narrow- and often erase- the typical Czech and Slovak discount to Germany.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- Swedish regulators are worried banks have too many assets tied up as collateral for their borrowing and want them to start stating how much they have pledged, minutes of a meeting of regulators showed on Tuesday.

  • By Olof Swahnberg STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- ST-Ericsson's owners Ericsson. A sale or break-up of the firm was not mentioned in the release, but Ericsson's head of media relations said all options were being looked at.

  • *MegaFon says Russia focus is key advantage. By Megan Davies and Maria Kiselyova.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- Little has been done to meet some European Union members' objections to a planned bank union, Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg, who has criticised the plan, was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Sweden is outside the euro zone, but its banks are active in euro zone countries Estonia and Finland.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- Telecoms gear maker Ericsson. Parents Ericsson and STMicroelectronics said earlier in the day they were working with an external advisor to determine the best course for ST-Ericsson. "We are looking at all possible solutions," Ola Rembe, head of media relations for Ericsson, said.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- Swedish engineering group Sandvik has looked at a possible sale of its Sandvik Materials Technology business but decided not to proceed with a deal, leaving the unit off the block for now, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- ST-Ericsson's owners Ericsson. The comments follow media reports that STM and Ericsson had engaged U.S. investment bank JP Morgan to review all strategic options, including the search for a new partner or the sale of some assets. Ericsson and STMicroelectronics said they supported ST-Ericsson in its ongoing cost cutting programme.

  • Most of the net buying has focused on non-euro countries UK and Sweden while investors were small net buyers of Italy in September, the analysts write. However Spain, which saw its main stock index rally strongly over the summer, has continued to see net selling.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- Swedish engineering group Sandvik has looked at a possible sale of its Sandvik Materials Technology business but decided not to proceed with a deal, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.