Sony (SNE) and Panasonic (PC) are the lead contenders to take an equity stake in Olympus...

|About: Sony Corporation (SNE)|By:, SA News Editor

Sony (SNE) and Panasonic (PC) are the lead contenders to take an equity stake in Olympus (OCPNY.PK), according to the Asahi Shimbun. A decision is expected by the end of June, with the winner likely to take a 10%+ stake worth several hundred million dollars. In Tokyo: Olympus +4%, Sony -1.9%, Panasonic -2.2%.