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Nokia to halt operations in Chennai

Tuesday 7 October 2014 | 21:25 CET | News
Nokia is suspending manufacturing at its cellphone factory in Chennai, India, as a result of its dispute with the country's tax authorities, the Wall Street Journal reported. An asset freeze ordered by tax officials prevented Nokia in late April from transferring its manufacturing facility in Chennai as part of the sale of its phone business sale to Microsoft. The plant employs up to 8000 people. Operations at the factory will halt on 1 November, Nokia said, adding that the continuing asset freeze prevents it from exploring potential opportunities for the transfer of the factory to a

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Microsoft / Nokia
Countries: India
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