Germans are blaming Merkel's tough stance on austerity for their entry's unpopularity at this year's Eurovision, in which Denmark was the victor.» Read More
*Pentagon sees estimates coming down after fall review. Lockheed is developing three models of the F-35 for the U.S. military and eight countries that are helping fund its development: Britain, Australia, Canada, Norway, Italy, Turkey, Denmark and the Netherlands.
*Swedish bank risk-weighted assets at the low end in Europe. STOCKHOLM, June 18- Sweden's big banks could find their reputation for capital strength increasingly under threat due to pressure from regulators who fear they are more vulnerable to risky loans than appears on paper.
*Berlin pressuring member states to weaken rules- sources. With EU governments and lawmakers aiming to finalise the rules next week, which most of the 27 member states back, Germany has stepped up the pressure on them to water down limits on vehicle emissions to protect the country's mighty car industry, particularly luxury makers such as BMW and Daimler.
*Teams up with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, CMA CGM. Maersk Line, the world's biggest container shipping operator, a unit of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Tuesday it has agreed an operating alliance with its two biggest rivals, Switzerland- based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. and France's CMA CGM.
LONDON, June 18- European shares edged lower early on Tuesday, led by Denmark's Danske Bank on capital concerns while more broadly investors remained cautious ahead of a two-day meeting of the U.S.
CAMDEN, N.J.-- Campbell Soup Co. said Monday that it will buy Danish snack company Kelsen Group A/S from private-equity firm Maj Invest and several other investors for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help Campbell expand its global snacks business, which includes brands such as Pepperidge Farm in the U.S. and Arnott's biscuits in Australia.
PARIS, June 16- Pratt& Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, expects to reach an agreement with the Pentagon within the next 30 days on a contract for engines to power a sixth batch of F-35 fighter jets, Pratt President David Hess told Reuters.
*EU's trade chief to go to Beijing to seek solution. Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands said EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht should find a diplomatic solution with Beijing to avoid a tit-for-tat trade war, after Brussels imposed tariffs on Chinese solar panels and Beijing retaliated with an investigation into European wine.
*France trying to shield French culture from Hollywood. LUXEMBOURG, June 14- France was adamant on Friday that it would block an EU free-trade deal with the United States unless its culture was shielded from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
OKPO, South Korea, June 14- Denmark's Maersk Line unveiled the world's biggest container ship on Friday, hoping a new fleet of super-size vessels will deliver savings and return it to profit an industry battered by overcapacity, weak economies and cut-throat competition.
Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands said EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht needed to find a diplomatic solution with Beijing to avoid a tit-for-tat trade war, after Brussels imposed tariffs on Chinese solar panels and Beijing retaliated with an investigation into European wine.
*France trying to shield French culture from Hollywood. LUXEMBOURG, June 14- EU states sought to reassure France on Friday that its culture would be shielded from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, urging Paris not to block a free-trade deal with the United States that could boost transatlantic business.
LONDON, June 5- European solar power capacity has already reached some 80 percent of national projections for the end of the decade, underlining how growth has caught policymakers unawares. But it is still a key market for solar panels, led by Germany, Italy and France.
*French increasingly unhappy about where Europe is going. But perhaps the most striking findings were those related to France, a founding EU member state that is experiencing increasing disillusionment over Europe amid slumping growth and rising unemployment since Hollande took office a year ago.
*Dollar recovers, moves back to 100 yen. LONDON, June 4- The dollar recovered from a four-week low against the yen on Tuesday with the yen hurt by a report that Japanese pension funds could increase overseas holdings. The dollar was up 0.5 percent at 100.10 yen, with traders citing option expiries at 100 yen likely to keep the pair pinned around that level.
*Dollar recovers, moves back above 100 yen. LONDON, June 4- The dollar rebounded above 100 yen on Tuesday from a sharp sell-off as equities rebounded while the yen was hurt by a report that Japanese pension funds could increase overseas holdings.
BRUSSELS, June 3- A European regulator will fine Denmark's Lundbeck and eight other makers of generic drugs for limiting the supply of cheaper medicines, two people with knowledge of the matter said, its first sanction against "pay-for-delay" deals.
Still, given globalisation and the need to be competitive, the fact that people live longer and that state finances need to be kept sound, Sweden and other Nordic states face more reforms, a lite version of austerity forced on many European nations.
*Muted turnout for Madrid protests, some violence in Frankfurt. *PM says worst behind Spain, income tax could come down in 2015.
Worst behind Spain, income tax could come down in 2015. MADRID, June 1- Spanish jobless data next week is likely to be encouraging, the country's prime minister said on Saturday, hours before the start of protests in Madrid and other European cities against austerity imposed to tackle the debt crisis.