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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 23 Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- The European Union and Mexico will hold the 7th EU-Mexico summit. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks at the Launch of Financial Integration in the Asia Pacific: Future of Australian Financial Services- 2155 GMT. DUBLIN- Central Bank of Ireland Director of Policy and Risk Gerry Cross and European Commissioner for...

  • COPENHAGEN, June 11- Tiger, the Danish retailer once the dubbed the love child of IKEA and a dollar store, expects another year of 40 percent- plus revenue growth, helped by its debut in Manhattan two weeks ago. Tiger has expanded rapidly since launching in Denmark in 1995. It opened 122 stores last year and now has 411 mostly in Europe. "We're in no rush to open in every...

  • GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 6- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Group of Seven leaders to agree to limit the rise in average global temperatures to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, warning that without such a commitment a broader climate deal could fail. Merkel is hoping leaders will send a strong signal on cutting...

  • OSLO, June 1- France suggested on Monday that world leaders should attend only the start of a summit on climate change in Paris in six months, hoping to avoid a repeat of the last failed attempt in 2009 when they came at the end and left empty-handed. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also said France hoped to agree some elements of a U.N. climate deal by October, weeks...

  • Senior officials from almost 200 nations will meet from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris to try to rise above the collapse of the last global climate-change conference in Copenhagen in 2009 and nail down an elusive final agreement. "All the governments stress that they want to find an accord in Paris, but the questions remain complicated and getting a consensus between...

  • Earnings before interest and tax swung to $30 million in January-March from a loss of $22.6 million in the first quarter of last year, topping the average forecast for a loss of $1 million in a Reuters poll of analysts. The Copenhagen- based still expects a full-year operating result between a loss of $40 million and a profit of $40 million. With 203 owned and...

  • COPENHAGEN, May 8- Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology. Having built on mother company Novo's work in the 1940 s to produce biological...

  • COPENHAGEN, April 30- Novo Nordisk's chief operating officer, a 26- year company veteran who had been expected to become CEO, quit unexpectedly after the board said the current chief should stay until 2019.. Chief Executive Lars Rebien Sorensen had been expected to step down from the world's largest insulin maker well before the end of his contract in 2019. When...

  • COPENHAGEN, April 30- Novo Nordisk's chief operating officer, a 26- year company veteran who had been expected to become CEO, quit on Thursday after the board decided the current chief should stay on for now. Chief Executive Lars Rebien Sorensen had been expected to step down from the world's largest insulin maker well before the end of his contract in 2019. When...

  • LONDON, April 28- An experimental shingles vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline is effective across all age groups, researchers said on Tuesday, boosting the prospects of a key product in the British drugmaker's development pipeline. Goldman Sachs analysts said in a report on Tuesday that efficacy across age groups could give HZ/su a meaningful edge over Zostavax,...

  • And the world's happiest country is... Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:23 PM ET
    Alphorn players perform in Nendaz, Switzerland.

    Switzerland is the happiest place on Earth, thanks to its high performing GDP and healthy life expectancy rates of its citizens.

  • COPENHAGEN, April 22- On Valentine's Day, two weeks after his release from prison, Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein walked up to a Copenhagen cafe hosting a debate on freedom of speech and sprayed it with bullets. The country was further confounded when it emerged that prison officials had warned Denmark's domestic intelligence agency that Hussein was at risk of...

  • European stocks boosted by telecoms, China stimulus Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    *Telenet, KPN shares rise after Belgian deal. LONDON, April 20- European shares made a positive start to the week on Monday, thanks to deal-making in the telecoms sector and stimulus from China, though gains were not enough to entirely erase the losses from Friday's sharp sell-off. Volkswagen, the only German blue-chip stock to fall, was depressed after Scania order...

  • *Telenet, KPN rise after Belgian deal. LONDON, April 20- European shares got the week off to a positive start on Monday, thanks to deal-making in the telecoms sector and stimulus from China, though it was not enough to erase the losses from Friday's sharp sell-off. Telecoms stocks including Belgacom, Deutsche Telekom and Numericable were up 2 to 3 percent after...

  • OSLO, April 15- Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union fell 2.6 percent last year, beating goals set for 2015 as part of efforts to slow climate change, the European Environment Agency said on Wednesday. The most carbon-efficient cars were bought in the Netherlands, Greece and Portugal with the least efficient in Estonia, Latvia...

  • *To spend most in China and Russia. COPENHAGEN, April 15- IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, plans to spend up to 3 billion euros on new shopping centres over the next 5-7 years, aiming to cash in on the popularity of its stores by collecting rent from retailers keen to set up nearby. Several supermarket groups such as France's Carrefour have pursued a...

  • This pressured Asian stocks, taking the MSCI emerging equities index further off recent six-month highs. But crude prices approached $60 a barrel on signs of falling U.S. production, benefiting Gulf markets such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia that rose as much as 1.9 percent. "The Chinese slowdown is real and permanent and that's a fundamental headwind for countries...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- In a decision that could reshape U.S. tobacco regulation, a health advisory panel will vote next week on whether Swedish Match AB, a Stockholm- based maker of smokeless tobacco products known as snus, can claim they are less harmful than cigarettes. The closely watched vote could pave the way for the first Food and Drug Administration approval...

  • *Marks& Spencer surges after posting a rise in sales. LONDON/ PARIS, April 2- European equity indexes closed broadly flat on Thursday as losses among metals and energy stocks offset sharp post-results gains in retailer Marks& Spencer. "There is likely to be some debate about how the... sales figure has been achieved in light of highly visible late-year promotional...

  • European shares tread water ahead of Easter break Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    LONDON 1/ 4 PARIS, April 2- European shares dipped on Thursday, trading in a tight range ahead of the Easter break, with Greece still at the forefront of investors' minds after its lenders said Athens needed to do more to unlock financial aid. European Union officials said more work was needed on new measures that Athens sent to its creditors on Wednesday.