State rumoured to be mulling TeliaSonera sale

13 Dec 2005

According to reports in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri, the government of Finland is rumoured to be planning the sale of a large portion of its shares in Finnish/Swedish telecoms giant TeliaSonera. Sources suggest that the government could even sell its entire 13% holding. Finland’s Trade and Industry Minister Mauri Pekkarinen declined to comment on the rumour, as did TeliaSonera’s chairman Tom von Weymarn.

Finland, Sweden, Telia Company