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  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- Volvo AB expects low growth in bus demand in Europe and aims to move its bus production to Poland and shut its Swedish plant, the company said on Wednesday.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- Activity in Sweden's services sector fell in September, a purchasing managers' survey showed on Wednesday, underlining recent data showing a sharp slowdown in the economy. "This was the latest in a series of weak figures from Sweden," he said.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- Activity in Sweden's services sector fell in September, a purchasing managers' survey showed on Tuesday, underlining recent data showing a sharp slowdown in the economy. "This was the latest in a series of weak figures from Sweden," he said.

  • HELSINKI, Oct 3- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Wednesday:. The government, which owns 13.5 percent of Nordea's shares, has been clear it wants to sell its stake and has a mandate from the parliament. It already sold 6.3 percent of Nordea shares in February 2011.

  • HELSINKI, Oct 3- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Wednesday:. The Oslo- listed oil driller said it plans to replace Chief Executive Alf Thorkildsen with Fredrik Halvorsen, the head of its Archer affiliate, and is looking to relocate management outside Norway.

  • *Says Hexagon has acquired all shares in geosystems Kazakhstan, which today is. hexagon's distribution partner in the country. *Excluding intercompany revenue the company had a turnover of approximately 2 MEUR in 2011 ().

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- Saab AB:. *17.3 percent of shares in HITT tendered in mandatory unconditional offer by. *Following the end of the acceptance period, Saab holds 92.5 percent of the issued and 96.7 percent of the issued and outstanding share capital in HITT ().

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- Nordic telecoms firm TeliaSonera said on Wednesday it had appointed lawyers to investigate allegations of wrongdoing related to its purchase of a 3 G licence in Uzbekistan in 2007..

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- The owners of Nordic optician chain Synsam are launching a sale of the company which could fetch around 500 million euros, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Another adviser said anti-trust issues meant that Britain's Specsavers and Synoptik, controlled by Dutch investment firm HAL Trust, were unlikely to be allowed to buy Synsam.

  • OBERHOFEN, Switzerland-- The International Ski Federation says organizers have cancelled a Snowboard World Cup scheduled at Stockholm on Nov. 17 "due to economical reasons." Snowboarders start earning points at World Cups this season to qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics in February 2014.

  • BRISBANE, Calif.-- InterMune Inc. said Tuesday that Canadian regulators approved its lung-disease drug Esbriet. InterMune said Health Canada approved Esbriet as a treatment for mild-to-moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in adults.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 2- Nordic telecoms company TeliaSonera said it has supplied Swedish prosecutors with evidence that Gibraltar firm Takilant, from which it bought telecom licenses in Uzbekistan, was the rightful owner of these licenses at the time.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 2- Saab AB:. *Says the order amounts to euro 12, 8 million. *Deliveries will be made from the business area Electronic Defence Systems in Gothenburg during 2014-2018.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 2- IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, has come under heavy criticism in its home market Sweden after it airbrushed women out of its latest catalogue in Saudi Arabia, raising questions about its policies towards gender equality. "And if there is any country in the world that needs to know IKEA's values, it is Saudi Arabia.

  • *has divested its 50% shareholding in the UK- based newsprint facility Aylesford Newsprint to the private equity company Martland Holdings. *Says the transaction involved a book loss of SEK 850 M and a. negative cash flow effect of SEK 140 M for SCA.

  • "Following media reports that there is uncertainty surrounding the ownership of the assets TeliaSonera acquired from Takilant in 2007, TeliaSonera has today provided the prosecutor with documents which confirm that Takilant owned the licenses and frequencies at the time of the acquisition," the company said in a statement.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 2- Syria's civil war has made Friday afternoons a busy time at Bambuser, a tiny Swedish IT startup in an old bicycle factory which streams live video from the latest uprisings.

  • OSLO, Oct 2- Nordic spot power prices are expected to fall on higher wind and nuclear output, and lower exports to Germany, analysts said on Tuesday. Wednesday's delivery is expected to settle at 30.1 euros a megawatt-hour, down from 31.8 euros on Tuesday, analysts at Point Carbon said.

  • HELSINKI, Oct 2- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Tuesday:. The Danish pharmaceutical group and its Japanese partner, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, have submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval of its antidepressant, vortioxetine, Lundbeck said on Tuesday.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 2- Skanska AB:. *Sells two properties at Uppsala Entré, Sweden, to SPP Properties. value of SEK 537 million.