UPDATE 2-Bridgestone to buy 19 pct stake in Finnish rival


(Adds company and analyst comments, updates shares in paragraphs 4-5, 10-16) By Ott Ummelas HELSINKI, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Finnish winter tyre specialist Nokian Renkaat said on Monday Japan's largest tyre maker, Bridgestone Corp , has agreed to purchase an 18.9 percent stake in it for 78.34 million euros ($84.9 million). Bridgestone, which agreed to buy the two million Nokian Renkaat shares from Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia , told Reuters it had no current plans to raise or lower the ...

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