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  • LONDON, March 16- Gold climbed to its highest level in over a week on Thursday after the U.S. central bank signalled only gradual rate tightening and the dollar slid to its lowest in a month. Spot gold had gained 0.7 percent to $1,227.04 per. ounce at 1355 GMT after touching $1,233.13, the highest since.

  • LONDON, March 16- Gold climbed to the strongest in over a week on Thursday after the U.S. central bank signaled only gradual rate tightening, although the election defeat of a Dutch far-right candidate dampened safe haven buying. Spot gold had risen 0.6 percent to $1,225.40 per. ounce at 1035 GMT after touching $1,228.82, the highest since.

  • REYKJAVIK, March 15- Iceland's central bank left interest rates unchanged at 5.0 percent on Wednesday and hinted it may lower them soon if an end to capital controls doesn't undermine the country's currency. Central bank Governor Mar Gudmundsson said the threat of an overheating economy and volatile currency had led the central bank to keep rates unchanged.

  • *From Oslo to Sydney, city ties with government strained. OSLO, March 13- Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction. Although there are no officially collated statistics available, many...

  • *Sterling falls below $1.22 before UK Lords Brexit vote. LONDON, March 7- European stocks fell for a third consecutive day, dragged lower by financials as shares in Deutsche Bank slid further after its $8.5 billion cash call, while expectations of higher U.S. interest rates supported the dollar. In Europe, a batch of weak corporate earnings and the biggest fall in...

  • LONDON, March 7- The dollar steadied against a basket of currencies in early European trade on Tuesday, still stuck below highs hit in December and January after two weeks in which expectations for a rise in U.S. interest rates this month have soared. The biggest movers among the G10 group of major currencies were sterling and the Australian dollar, which gained...

  • *Lower output by OPEC members offers some support. Benchmark Brent crude oil fell $1.06 a barrel to a low of $55.30, before recovering to around $55.70 by 1445 GMT. Crude oil prices slipped after the release of the Russian data but remained within tight trading ranges, supported by evidence of OPEC production cuts designed to reduce the oversupply that has...

  • *Spot gold may retest resistance at $1,252- technicals. LONDON, March 2- Gold prices fell on Thursday, pressured by a stronger dollar on rising expectations of a U.S. rate hike in March amid buoyant U.S. economic data. The previous two occasions ahead of a Fed hike, we've seen gold weaken only to rally in the aftermath and that could potentially be seen once again, "said...

  • *Europe stocks dip after Wednesday's big gains, Asia rises. LONDON, March 2- European stocks held near 15- month highs and the dollar strengthened against other top global currencies on Thursday on growing expectations the U.S. central bank will raise interest rates later this month. Wall Street looked set to open barely changed after touching a record high on...

  • *But lower output by OPEC members underpins sentiment. Benchmark Brent crude oil was down 75 cents a barrel at $55.61 by 1310 GMT. Crude oil prices slipped after the release of the Russian data but remained within tight trading ranges, supported by evidence of OPEC production cuts designed to reduce the oversupply that has weighed on prices for more than two...

  • Two older employees at the Danish machinery manufacturer Sjorring Maskinfabrik, which has struggled with a shortage of skilled workers, in Thisted, Denmark, Feb. 7, 2017.

    Denmark's high employment shows what can happen with too much of a good thing, New York Times reports.

  • *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.

  • *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...