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Huawei might consider buying Nokia: Report

June 19, 2013 12:49 IST

A man is reflected on the glass door of a Nokia showroom in New Delhi. Photograph: Mansi Thapliyal/ReutersChinese network equipment and cellphone maker Huawei Technologies Co would consider buying Finland's Nokia to help it expand its smartphone business, according to a story on the Financial Times


The story quoted the head of Huawei's consumer business, Richard Yu, as saying: "We are considering these sorts of acquisitions; maybe the combination has some synergies but depends on the willingness of Nokia. We are open-minded."

Nokia and Huawei were not immediately available for comment. Nokia's US shares were up 26 cents or 7 per cent at $3.95 after the report.

Sinead Carew and Ritsuko Ando
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