May 19, 2014 / 5:51 AM / 4 years ago

NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on May 19

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


U.S. drugmaker Pfizer said on Sunday it had raised its offer for rival AstraZeneca, listed in Britain and Sweden, to 69.3 billion pounds ($116.6 billion), or 55 pounds a share, and would walk away if AstraZeneca did not accept it.

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Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a $3.5 billion spending package to buy new Gripen fighter jets from Saab. Some 53 percent voted against a plan to replace Switzerland’s aging fleet of fighter jets with 22 Gripen jets.

Saab Chief Executive Hakan Buskhe said the group would not be altering its outlook for the year and that it stood by its long term financial targets in the wake of the defeat of the deal.

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The Finnish chemicals group said it had agreed to pay 18.5 million euros ($25 million) plus legal costs to settle a lawsuit where CDC claimed compensation for alleged price-fixing during 1994-2000.

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