High tech Norway bounces back

Norwegian technology investors, who faced their darkest hour on Wednesday after a two-week sell-off, breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when shares bounded higher on news that Finland's Nokia had beaten quarterly earnings estimates. Robust growth by the Finnish mobile phone giant rekindled faith in the prospects of Norwegian technology leaders such as Opticom, whose stock shot up 25 percent on Thursday despite remaining far below its high for the year.