NORDIC DAYBOOK: Sweden Plans to Fight EU Ban on Short Selling

Sweden is warning that European efforts to restrict short selling may cripple debt markets in smaller countries and says it will fight “shortsighted” proposals.

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WHAT TO WATCH: * Sweden March consumer and manufacturing confidence, 9:15 a.m. * Denmark March consumer confidence data, 9:30 a.m. * Norway January unemployment rate, 10 a.m.

EARNINGS: * Arkil Holding (OAHB DC), FY * Auriga Industries (AURIB) , FY * Cloetta (CLAB SS), 2Q * F.E. Bording (BORDB DC), FY * Gyldendal (GYLDB DC), FY * Jensen & Moeller (JMI DC), FY

COMPANIES: * Comptel (CTL1V FH) AGM, 10 a.m. * Trainers’ House (TRH1V FH) AGM, 11 a.m. * Rautaruukki (RTRKS FH) AGM, 12 noon * Citycon (CTY1S FH) AGM, 1 p.m. * Novo Nordisk (NOVOB DC) AGM, 2 p.m. * M-real (MRLBV FH) AGM, 3 p.m. * NKT Holding (NKT DC) AGM, 3 p.m. * Tecnotree (TEM1V FH) AGM, 3 p.m. * Doro (DORO SS) AGM * Fjordbank Mors (FJORD DC) AGM * Groenlandsbanken (GRLA DC) AGM * Havsfrun Investment (HAVB SS) AGM * Moens Bank (MNBA DC) AGM * Nordfyns Bank (NRDF) AGM * Svenska Handelsbanken (SHBA SS) AGM * Totalbanken (TOTA DC) AGM * Nokia plans to start talks on job cuts and reorganizing its product development in Finland next month, Chairman Jorma Ollila told newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. * Norway’s Ormen Lange natural-gas field operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) had a power consumption failure yesterday * Nordic Mining was downgraded to “reduce” from “buy” at Terra Markets * Autoliv was rated a new “buy” at Citigroup * Nokia Siemens Networks plans to start producing equipment in Russia this year.

MARKETS: * The OMX Stockholm 30 Index fell 0.1% to 1,105.94 * Nasdaq OMX Helsinki 25 Index slid 0.4% to 2,566.02 * Oslo’s OBX Index retreated 0.6% to 401.56 * The Copenhagen 20 Index declined 0.5% to 458.46 * Swedish krona -- U.S. 6.3143 - EU 8.9465 * Norwegian krone -- U.S. 5.58244 - EU 7.9091

ECONOMY: * Finland’s Finance Ministry economic forecast, 9:30 a.m. * SEB publishes Eastern European outlook, 10:00 a.m.

CONFERENCES: * The Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts holds seminar on China’s economy in Oslo, 8:30 a.m. * Green Ship Technology Conference in Oslo

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