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  • 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. For more on the company, click on TELIASONERA.

  • 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. For more on the company, click on TELIASONERA.

  • LOS ANGELES-- Music subscription service Rdio is looking to dispel the notion that streaming services underpay artists for their work. Starting Tuesday, it will start paying musicians $10 for every person they convince through social media to sign up for an Rdio plan. For $10 a month, they allow users to stream an unlimited number of songs on mobile devices.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 1- A prosecutor investigating TeliaSonera's purchase of a telecom license in Uzbekistan has frozen a Swedish account containing $30 million held by the seller, Gibraltar- based Takilant Ltd..

  • The report raised questions in Sweden about Ikea's commitment to gender equality, and the company released a statement expressing "regret" over the issue. "We should have reacted and realized that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalog is in conflict with the IKEA Group values," the company said.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 1- A prosecutor investigating TeliaSonera's purchase of a telecom license in Uzbekistan has frozen a Swedish account containing $30 million held by the seller Gibraltar- based Takilant Ltd..

  • PARIS, Oct 1- French brokerage Cheuvreux is likely to cut hundreds of jobs as part of Credit Agricole's. Credit Agricole said in July it was in exclusive talks to sell Cheuvreux, which employs about 700 people worldwide, to independent financial services group Kepler Capital Markets.

  • --Sweden- based hygiene and forest products group Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA has transformed into a consumer products group with a focus on hygiene products. --We believe that the group's business risk profile will benefit from its increasing focus on relatively stable hygiene products and the divestment of more volatile packaging operations.

  • The report raised questions in Sweden about Ikea's commitment to gender equality, and the company released a statement expressing "regret" over the issue. "We should have reacted and realized that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalogue is in conflict with the IKEA Group values," the company said.

  • *Nordic spot price for Tuesday set at 31.76 euros/ MWh. Tuesday's delivery settled 31.76 euros a megawatt-hour from 31.02 euros on Monday. The day-ahead contract was quoted on the financial market in a bid-ask range of 31.5 euros and 32.5 euros a MWh by 1000 GMT.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 1- World number two truck maker AB Volvo said on Monday it had finalised the sale of its aerospace business to British engineering group GKN Plc for 6.9 billion Swedish crowns.

  • *Says agreement is five-year contract with LKAB for maintenance services at LKAB's mines, in Malmfalten, in northern Sweden.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 1- Sweden's manufacturing sector shrank for a second month in September and by more than expected, data showed on Monday, pointing to a rapid slowdown in the economy and raising expectations for another interest rate cut this year.

  • HELSINKI, Oct 1- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Monday:. The EU Commission has informed the Finnish steel company that the divestment of its Swedish melting and coil operations may not be enough to permit the approval of the Inoxum deal with Thyssenkrupp, Outokumpu said.

  • HELSINKI, Oct 1- 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.

  • *Tele2 AB enters into loan agreement with nordic investment bank. *Says loan agreement with nordic investment bank totalling EUR 74. *Says for the complementary financing of the Tele2 Mobile network expansion in.

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 1- Royal Imtech NV:. *Imtech: imtech: new order for sustainable technology in karolinska hospital,. *Imtech says the orders for this project currently run to 34 million euro.

  • --We are affirming our' BBB-' long-term corporate credit rating on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.. after the company completed the acquisition of Statoil Fuel& Retail ASA, a Scandinavian convenience store and motor fuel retailer.

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