More Patent Concessions Seen for Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Nokia does not expect to close the sale of its phone business to Microsoft until April as talks with Asian regulators drag on, it said on Monday, fueling speculation it may have to make technology patent concessions to get the deal done. "(The delay) is a bad sign. They have been discussing with authorities for quite a while already, and they still need more time," Nordea Markets analyst Sami Sarkamies said.