NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on April 19

HELSINKI, April 19 Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:13am EDT

HELSINKI, April 19 (Reuters) - The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Friday:

ELISA

Finnish telecom operator Elisa is expected to report a 4 percent fall in quarterly core profit to 116 million euros ($151.75 million) as a weaker economy dents telecoms spending, a Reuters analyst poll showed.

Elisa results are due at around 0530 GMT.

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TELIASONERA

The Nordic and emerging markets telecoms operator said it would focus on cutting costs in a flat market as it posted first-quarter earnings just below expectations.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) excluding non-recurring items were 8.5 billion Swedish crowns ($1.3 billion) versus the average forecast of 8.6 billion in a Reuters poll.

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(Additional reporting by Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm newsrooms) ($1 = 0.7644 euros) ($1 = 6.5180 Swedish crowns) (Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom)

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