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  • 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.

  • 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.