Volkswagen AG, PSA Peugeot Citroen and other European automakers may be forced to halt production in coming weeks as component suppliers in earthquake-ravaged Japan struggle to restart factories.
ALL TIMES CET
WHAT TO WATCH: * European Union policymakers meet in Brussels to forge a comprehensive package of economic measures, March 24-25. * Watch Nokia after Research in Motion forecast 1Q rev. and profit that missed ests, causing RIMM to tumble after hours.
ECONOMY: * Finland’s retail sales volume for February, 8 a.m. * Swedish February household lending statistics at 9:30 a.m.
GOVERNMENT: * Finland’s Finance Ministry publishes a report on developing the government budget framework system, 10 a.m. * Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere meets Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze in Oslo. * Swedish main opposition party Social Democrats holds party congress March 25-27. * Norwegian Socialist Left holds party congress March 25-27.
EARNINGS: * MQ Holding (MQ SS) 2Q, 7:30 a.m. * Biotie Therapies (BTH1V FH) FY, 8 a.m.
CONFERENCES/CORPORATE EVENTS: * Aalborg Boldspilklub (AAB DC) EGM, 9 a.m. * GN Store Nord (GN DC) AGM, 10 a.m. * Swedbank (SWEDA SS) AGM, 11:00 a.m. * IFS (IFSB SS) AGM, 3:00 p.m. * North Media (NORTHM DC) AGM, 3 p.m. * BankNordik (BNORDIK DC) AGM. * Brdr. A&O Johansen (AOJP DC) AGM. * Pohjois-Karjalan Kirjapaino (PKK1V FH) AGM, 12 noon * Elisa (ELI1V FH) AGM, 1 p.m. * Statoil (STL NO) publishes annual report, around 7:30 a.m.
MARKETS: * Nasdaq OMX Helsinki 25 Index rose 1.1% to 2,608.79 * The OMX Stockholm 30 Index climbed 1.2% to 1,127.08 * Oslo’s OBX Index gained 0.9% to 406.13 * The Copenhagen 20 Index advanced 0.4% to 462.06 * Swedish krona -- U.S. 6.32276 - EU 8.9637 * Norwegian krone -- U.S. 5.5568 - EU 7.8786
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