NORDIC DAYBOOK: ‘Angry Birds’ Tapped for Nokia Software Push

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WHAT TO WATCH: * Nokia annual general meeting, 2 p.m.

EARNINGS: * Statoil Fuel & Retail (SFR NO) 1Q, 7:30 a.m. * Itera (ITE NO) 1Q * Skiens Aktiemolle (SKI NO) 1Q * Odfjell (ODF NO) 1Q * Helgeland Sparebank (HELG NO) 1Q * Bilia (BILIA SS) 1Q * Boliden (BOL SS) 1Q, Net est. SK1.23b * Elos (ELOSB SS) 1Q * Fabege (FABG SS) 1Q * Hemtex (HEMX SS) 1Q * Intoi (INTOB SS) 1Q * Intrum Justitia (IJ SS) 1Q at 7:00 a.m., Net est. SK111m * Midsona (MSONA SS) 1Q * Niscayah (NISCB SS) 1Q, Net est. SK53m * OEM (OEMB SS) 1Q * Readsoft (RSOFB SS) 1Q * Sandvik (SAND SS) 1Q. around lunchtime, Net est. SK2.12b * SEB AB (SEBA SS) 1Q, 7:30 a.m., net est. SK2.39b * Seco Tools (SECOB SS) 1Q * VBG (VBGB SS) 1Q * Sparekassen Faaborg (SPFA DC), 1Q. * Svendborg Sparekasse (SVEND DC), 1Q. * Vestjysk Bank (VJBA DC), 1Q. * Kemira (KRA1V FH) 1Q, 7:30 a.m., net est. EU29.8m * Marimekko (MMO1V FH) 1Q, 8 a.m. * Sanoma (SAA1V FH) 1Q, 10 a.m., net est. EU22.7m * Rapala VMC (RAP1V FH) 1Q

COMPANIES: * Bilia AGM * Boliden AGM * Dannemora Mineral AGM * Elos AGM * Midsona AGM * Niscayah AGM * OEM AGM * Orc Software AGM * Readsoft AGM * Sandvik AGM * Seco Tools AGM * VBG AGM * Odfjell AGM, 4 p.m.

ECONOMY: * Denmark March unemployment, 9 a.m. * Denmark April foreign currency reserves, 4 p.m. * Riksbank Deputy Governor Lars Nyberg holds speech “Will cards replace cash?” at 9:30 a.m. in Stockholm * Riksbank publishes minutes of the April 19 Monetary Policy Meeting at 9:30 a.m. * Norway Central Bank chief Oeystein Olsen attends event at Oslo University’s Coin Cabinet, 3 p.m.

BOND MARKET: * Danish central bank holds domestic bond auction, ends 10:15 a.m.

EVENTS: * Norwegian industry conference in Oslo, participants include Norway Trade Minister Trond Giske and Norway’s Oil Minister Ola Borten Moe. moeter/industrikonferansen-2011-article4512-457.html

MARKETS: * Nasdaq OMX Helsinki 25 Index rose 0.5% to 2,650.50 * The OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 0.1% to 1,163.46 * Oslo’s OBX Index fell 0.2 percent to 412.720 * The Copenhagen 20 Index gained 1% to 467.61 * Swedish krona -- U.S. 6.0226 - EU 8.9270 * Norwegian krone -- U.S. 5.2458 - EU 7.7747

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