NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Dec 20

HELSINKI Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:53am EST

HELSINKI Dec 20 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Thursday:

ELISA

Finnish telecoms company Elisa said it will buy domestic network operator PPO's telecom and IT businesses for 101 million euros ($133.92 million).

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FINNAIR

Finland's flag carrier said it will begin flying directly to Xian, China, next summer. The company has been boosting direct connections to Asia while it cuts back on short-haul flights.

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