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  • PARIS, July 23- The French government unveiled proposals on Thursday to save hundreds of local ferry jobs and end a dispute at the northern port of Calais that has disrupted traffic through the Channel Tunnel for weeks. The dispute has added to public order concerns in Calais, where thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East have gathered in the hope of...

  • *Sunday's referendum could be flash point for Greece. LONDON, July 2- The Swedish crown sank 1 percent on Thursday after Sweden's central bank surprised markets by cutting interest rates deeper into negative territory and saying it would pump more money into the economy, citing risks from Greece. Sweden's Riksbank said that uncertainty abroad had increased...

  • Greek turmoil a turnoff for potential euro recruits Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 3:24 PM ET

    WARSAW, June 29- The turmoil over Greece is pushing away from the euro the very nations that could do most to burnish the currency union's tarnished credentials. Poland and Denmark are among the biggest European economies still outside the euro. Yet years of euro zone wrangling with Greece, culminating in this week's breakdown of talks with creditors, have left...

  • *Cyprus had capital controls for two years. *Iceland just starting to dismantle controls imposed in 2008. Like Cyprus then, Greek banks are now relying on emergency liquidity assistance authorized by the European Central Bank to cope with deposit outflows which accelerated last week as Athens and its lenders remained deadlocked..

  • *Copenhagen stocks rise after Denmark election result. LONDON, June 19- European shares gained ground on Friday, boosted by a rise in French telecom stocks and at steelmaker Thyssenkrupp, although persistent concerns over Greece kept a lid on the overall progress. Thyssenkrupp also advanced 2.7 percent after Citigroup upgraded its rating on the stock to "buy"...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 2 Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso to deliver speech at annual meeting of trust associations- 0636 GMT. SAN FRANCISCO- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams gives policy speech before the National Bureau of Economic Research East Asian Seminar on Economics- 1540 GMT. PITTSBURGH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 29 Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks about "Politicization of Competition Policy" at the Chatham House event, meets UK finance minister George Osborne and UK business minister Sajid Javid. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting. BERNE- Swiss National Bank Monetary policy assessment- 0730 GMT.

  • China to join EU in pledge to get Paris climate deal Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, June 15- China, the world's biggest polluter, will sign a joint pledge with the European Union this month to seek a U.N. agreement to tackle climate change as one of "the greatest threats facing humanity," according to a draft statement seen by Reuters. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will endorse the statement at a June 29 summit in Brussels with EU leaders, who...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 26 Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    DUBLIN- Central Bank of Ireland Director of Policy and Risk Gerry Cross and European Commissioner for Financial Services Jonathan Hill speak at the FIBI International Banking Conference 2015. VIENNA- Austrian National Bank hosts conference on long-term perspectives for economic growth. Speakers:- European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald...

  • 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...

  • This country is trying to go cash-free Friday, 15 May 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo.

    Danish clothing retailers, restaurants and gas stations could go cashless by January 2016.

  • 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.

  • Can free speech and blasphemy live together? Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo poses near a banner which reads "Charlie Hebdo, Honorary citizen of Paris," displayed in front of the City Hall.

    Terror in Copenhagen and Paris has renewed an old debate: should free speech countries adopt or strengthen blasphemy laws?

  • Copenhagen attacks: What happened Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Copenhagen attacks: What happened

    Danish police say they have detained two suspects in connection with the shootings in Copenhagen over the weekend. NBC News' Keir Simmons reports on the latest.

  • Central bank activism: What it means for rate hikes Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Central bank activism: What it means for rate hikes

    Jens Nordvig, global head of FX strategy and co-head of global markets research at Nomura Securities International, talks about "central bank activism" and when central banks will eventually raise rates.

  • Is Denmark the next Switzerland? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Is Denmark the next Switzerland?

    James Ashley, chief economist at RBC Capital Markets, says Denmark is a completely "different kettle of fish" to Switzerland.

  • Is Denmark facing a speculative attack? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:39 AM ET

    Denmark's central bank is reaching for bigger bazookas to battle the speculators betting it will be forced to abandon its currency's peg to the euro.

  • Denmark's central bank: We'll defend euro peg Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 1:00 AM ET
    Denmark's central bank: We'll defend euro peg

    Lars Rohde, governor of the Danish National Bank, says the central bank will do "whatever it takes" to defend the Danish krone's euro peg.