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  • *Region's house prices soar over past decade. *Low interest rates and tax perks encourage buyers. OSLO/ STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN, Feb 20- Joakim Bakka, a 29- year-old shop worker, was so desperate to get into Norway's booming housing market that he was prepared to borrow money at 13 percent for a deposit to buy a home.

  • *Region's house prices soar over past decade. *Low interest rates and tax perks encourage buyers. OSLO/ STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN, Feb 20- Joakim Bakka, a 29- year-old shop worker, was so desperate to get into Norway's booming housing market that he was prepared to borrow money at 13 percent for a deposit to buy a home.

  • *Region's house prices soar over past decade. *Low interest rates and tax perks encourage buyers. OSLO/ STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN, Feb 20- Joakim Bakka, a 29- year-old shop worker, was so desperate to get into Norway's booming housing market that he was prepared to borrow money at 13 percent for a deposit to buy a home.

  • *Region's house prices soar over past decade. *Low interest rates and tax perks encourage buyers. OSLO/ STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN, Feb 20- Joakim Bakka, a 29- year-old shop worker, was so desperate to get into Norway's booming housing market that he was prepared to borrow money at 13 percent for a deposit to buy a home.

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has apologized for a catalog aimed at Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community that contains no images of women. IKEA spokeswoman Josefin Thorell says the catalog "is not something that has gone through us," adding "we have been very clear that this is not what the Ikea brand stands for." Israel's...

  • Defence Minister James Mattis addresses the press during a NATO defence ministers' meetings at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 15, 2017.

    "I owe it to you to give you clarity on the political reality in the United States, and to state the fair demand from my country's people," Mattis said.

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber says it will stay in Denmark to "fight" after the government proposed toughening standards for cabs. Uber's spokesman in Denmark, Kristian Agerbo, said Friday the proposal demanding cabs and cars for hire must have seat occupancy sensors and meters, was a blow "not only for Uber but also...

  • *Plunges to unexpected Q4 net operating loss of $2.7 bln. *Dividend halved as aims to keep investment grade rating. COPENHAGEN, Feb 8- Danish shipping and oil group A.P.

  • *France's Vinci gains on 2017 forecasts. LONDON, Feb 8- European shares edged higher on Wednesday led by mining and construction stocks on a heavy day for company results. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.2 percent, but national indexes were mixed, with Italy, Spain and Britain in negative territory while France's blue-chip index outperformed.

  • COPENHAGEN, Feb 2- DONG Energy, the world's biggest offshore wind farm developer, on Thursday reported its first full-year net profit since 2011, but will face tough competition for projects in Europe and the United States from new players that are pushing down margins. Some 18.2 billion euros were committed to offshore wind projects in Europe in 2016, a 39...

  • Good numbers across the board

    Danske Bank CFO Jacob Aarup-Andersen speaks about his company's latest earnings data.

  • STOCKHOLM, Feb 1- Scandinavian airline SAS will set up bases in London and Spain in a bid to cut staff costs and compete with budget carriers such as Norwegian Air and Ryanair. Basing aircraft and employing pilots and cabin staff at leisure destinations in Europe, such as London and the Mediterranean, would lower labour costs, SAS Chief Executive Rickard...

  • The company got complaints from eight consumers in Indiana, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ohio, who found some sharp metal objects in certain cans. The recall involved certain products under brands Cope, Copenhagen, Husky Brands and Skoal, which were made in the company's Franklin Park, Illinois, facility. The company said it notified the U.S. Food...

  • *Spot gold breaks above $1,200, highest since Jan. 24. The U.S. currency was already weaker after Trump sacked top U.S. government lawyer Sally Yates, who refused to defend his curbs on travel from seven Muslim-majority nations. He has really turned from being a bit of a foe of gold to a friend with the uncertainty of his policies, " Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy...

  • *Spot gold breaks above $1,200, hits highest since Jan. 25. Spot gold gained 0.8 percent to $1,204.76 an ounce by 1320 GMT, its highest since Jan. 25. He has really turned from being a bit of a foe of gold to a friend with the uncertainty of his policies, "said Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen.

  • *Spot gold breaks above $1,200, hits highest since Jan. 25. *May edge up to $1,205- technicals. ounce by 1036 GMT after earlier touching its highest since Jan. 25 at $1,203.

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 27- Building fences and barriers will hurt economies and drive up prices, Europe's antitrust chief said on Friday, days after U.S. People who put their faith in fences instead of open markets are going about it the wrong way, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told a conference in Copenhagen. Vestager riled the previous U.S....

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  • An outdoor market in the outskirts of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

    Somalia, South Sudan, North Korea and Syria are perceived to be the most corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International.

  • BRUSSELS- ECB Board Member Peter Praet delivers a speech at "European Pillar of Social Rights Conference", organised by European Commission in Brussels- 1315 GMT. COPENHAGEN- Norges Bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen gives a speech at a "Seminar on active ownership in pension funds" arranged by Pension Research Centre and Copenhagen Economics- 1410 GMT.