Norway’s financial regulator may force mortgage lenders to adopt stricter rules in an effort to prevent the biggest household debt burden in more than two decades from fanning a property market bubble.
ALL TIMES CET
WHAT TO WATCH: * European Central Bank council member Erkki Liikanen speaks at the Bank of Finland quarterly press briefing in Helsinki, 10 a.m.
COMPANIES: * Codfarmers (COD NO) EGM, 10 a.m. In Oslo * Outotec (OTE1V FH) CEO update call, 1 p.m. * Rocksource (RGT NO) to present at FirstEnergy / Société Générale Global Energy Conference in London * SCA (SCAB SS) hosts Capital Markets Day in Stockholm, 1 p.m. * Veidekke (VEI NO) holds presentation on Scandinavian building market at company HQ’s, noon.
ECONOMY: * Finland August producer prices, 8 a.m. * Forecast for Finland’s economy by the Bank of Finland, 10 a.m.
* Norway central bank auctions treasury bills, 11 a.m.
GOVERNMENT: * July 22 terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik to appear before Oslo District Court for a custody hearing at 1 p.m. * Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe attends meeting of energy ministers in Wroclaw, Poland.
MARKETS: * The OMX Stockholm 30 Index rose 0.3% to 927.15 * Nasdaq OMX Helsinki 25 Index gained 1.1% to 1944.96 * Oslo’s OBX Index closed advanced 0.3% to 340.67 * The Copenhagen 20 Index dipped 0.5% to 347.59