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Shell to sell operations in Finland

ROYAL Dutch Shell has confirmed it is planning to sell its operations in Finland, as it looks to focus its operations on bigger markets.

The company said in a statement: "We believe that the possible selling of our Finnish operations is an attractive opportunity to investors."

Shell is also selling its Swedish assets, as part of a re-think of the business.

The company has a subsidiary in Finland, which imports, produces, sells and markets fuels and lubricants.

It has 325 staff in Finland but does not have any refineries.