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  • According to an EU paper, member states will be asked to decide on new homes for the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority by October 2017. Leading contenders to house the EMA are already jockeying for position, with Spanish Health Minister Dolors Montserrat setting out the case for Barcelona to host the agency during a visit to Brussels...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Denmark's Dong Energy has reached an agreement to divest its oil and gas business to privately held chemicals group INEOS, saying it has reached its goal announced in November of transforming itself "into a leading, pure play renewables company." Copenhagen- based Dong Energy says the deal means "an unconditional payment" of $1.05 billion on a...

  • The announcement by prosecutor Marianne Ny means the outspoken WikiLeaks leader no longer faces sex crime allegations in Sweden, although British police said was still wanted for jumping bail in Britain in 2012.. Speaking from the balcony of Ecuador's London embassy, where he took refuge in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, Assange said his seven-year...

  • OSLO, May 11- Nordic budget airline Primera Air has agreed to buy eight of Boeing's new 737 MAX aircraft for more than $950 million at list prices, and has an option to buy an additional four planes, the companies said on Thursday. Primera Air, which is Icelandic owned but based in Copenhagen, currently operates nine planes, all Boeing, serving European destinations.

  • Moller-Maersk reported net profit ahead of most analysts' forecasts Thursday but added its performance was unsatisfactory.

  • Shoppers look at 'lucky bags' containing luxury watches displayed outside a store on January 1, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

    There’s no cheap date in Zurich and running costs an arm and a leg in Copenhagen. If that gets you down, move to Wellington.

  • Chinese companies are interested in oysters choking up the Danish shoreline that have ignited social media interest in China.

    Every crisis is an opportunity. And for Chinese businesses, the current one of stubborn oyster intruders overrunning parts of the coast of Denmark is spelling fortune and feasts.

  • COPENHAGEN, May 3- Shares in Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest maker of diabetes drugs, surged on Wednesday as the Danish firm beat operating profit forecasts for the first quarter and nudged up its full-year target. Analysts had expressed concerns that U.S. pharmacy benefit managers' demands for bigger discounts, along with President Donald Trump's attacks on...

  • COPENHAGEN, April 27- The European Union will reach a free trade deal with Britain after the country leaves, the bloc's trade commissioner said on Thursday. "It's uncharted territory but I'm sure we will solve it. We will have a free trade agreement, that is for sure, " Cecilia Malmstrom told a conference in Copenhagen.

  • COPENHAGEN, April 27- Danish energy group DONG Energy posted first quarter profit below analyst expectations on Thursday, with the lack of any wind farm divestments so far this year proving a drag. With the upcoming 50 percent divestment of its Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea and the construction of its Race Bank farm off the east coast of England, DONG...

  • LUXEMBOURG, April 26- When Mohamed al-Khalaf escaped from Syria and won asylum in Luxembourg last year, his wife and children stayed behind in Raqqa, the hub of Islamic State's so-called Caliphate. But first, Luxembourg officials said, they must see the family's passports and a document, certified by President Bashar al-Assad's administration, to prove...

  • Not fearful of 2017 outlook: Novozymes CEO

    Novozymes CEO Peder Holk speaks about earnings, adding that he believes that the company will return to its historical growth rates of 6-7 percent.

  • *New law in Denmark forced end to Uber service there. COPENHAGEN, April 18- Uber Technologies sees opportunities to expand in the Europe Union, despite withdrawing its ride-hailing service from Denmark and facing the possibility of an EU court ruling that could mean tougher rules for the firm, an Uber executive said. "I am typically rather excited about some of the...

  • KINSHASA, April 13- In June 2015, the Belgian company Semlex signed a deal to supply biometric passports to the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. One of the UAE- based companies was named Berea International and the other Cedovane, both registered in Ras Al Khaimah. Officials at the emirate's corporate regulator, RAK...

  • KINSHASA, April 13- One day in November 2015, President Joseph Kabila visited his foreign ministry and smiled broadly as a computer took his photograph and fingerprints. The passport is among the most expensive in the world, costing each Congolese applicant $185. LRPS is registered in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, a jurisdiction where details of...

  • People were killed when a truck crashed into department store Ahlens on Drottninggatan, in central Stockholm, Sweden April 7, 2017.

    The Swedish department store that was rammed by a stolen beer truck said Sunday it regrets an announcement that it would reopen two days after the deadly attack.

  • LONDON, April 4- Risk averse investors drove the yen to its highest level against the euro since mid-November on Tuesday, while the Australian dollar sank to a three-week low. The yen rose by as much as 0.7 percent to 117.48 against the euro in London, its highest level since November 22. Risk-off in the... equity markets is pushing dollar/yen lower more than anything, "...

  • *China says climate pledges under Paris Agreement unchanged. BEIJING/ OSLO, March 29- Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang, whose government cooperated closely with former U.S.

  • *China says climate pledges under Paris Agreement unchanged. BEIJING/ OSLO, March 29- Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang, whose government cooperated closely with former U.S.

  • Uber will withdraw services in Denmark next month