Shares in Nokia Oyj rose in a falling market on Thursday, after Bloomberg News reported that the Finnish telecom network equipment maker was considering asset sales and mergers.
JPMorgan analysts wrote in the wake of the report: "If exploring strategic options, only viable ones are a sale to an unrelated Tech company or asset sales."
Shares in Nokia were 1.
1 per cent higher mid-day in Helsinki, while European technology shares index was 2.1 per cent lower.
A Mirabaud Securities trader said the Bloomberg report supported.