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  • Ridesharing service Uber expands in Nordics Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    HELSINKI— Uber is expanding its app-based taxi and ridesharing services in the Nordic region, to include the cities of Helsinki, Oslo and Copenhagen. The San Francisco- based company, which claims operations in 47 countries, launched its service in the capitals of Finland, Norway and Denmark on Wednesday. The company's regional manager Jo Bertram said it had...

  • Are women overcharged? France probes price of pink Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:43 AM ET

    Now France wants to know why, for some goods and services, women seem to be paying more than men. The activists persuaded the Economy Ministry this month to launch an in-depth study to determine what price differences exist in France, the reasons behind them and which sectors are most affected. A quick look by The Associated Press at haircut prices and store aisles...

  • Talk about OPEC's response to a 30- percent drop in global oil prices since June intensified this week after Venezuela called for increased cooperation within the cartel, as well as with non-members including top producer Russia. A special global meeting is being planned "very soon", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday, while the head of...

  • Talk about OPEC's response to a 30- percent drop in global oil prices since June intensified this week after Venezuela called for increased cooperation within the cartel, as well as with non-members including top producer Russia. The head of Russia's state-backed oil giant Rosneft will fly to Vienna on Nov. 25, two days before OPEC members meet in the city.

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Brent crude oil steadied on Tuesday, holding above $79 a barrel after hitting a four-year low last week, as speculation intensified that OPEC could cut output at its meeting on Nov. 27 in Vienna. The head of Russia's state-backed oil giant Rosneft will fly to Vienna on Nov. 25, just two days before OPEC members meet in the city. "We are getting closer to...

  • Carlsberg unit merges with Greek Olympic Brewery Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— In a move to bolster its position in Greece, Carlsberg says its local brewer will merge with Greek beer-maker Olympic Brewery and hold a 51- percent share in the new company. Carlsberg, a Danish company, said Tuesday that the two breweries combined would hold a market share of about 29 percent in Greece. Carlsberg CEO Joergen Buhl Rasmussen...

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Brent crude oil reversed early losses to rise back towards $80 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from last week's four-year low as speculation increased that OPEC could cut output at its meeting on Nov. 27. The head of Russia's state-backed oil giant Rosneft will fly to Vienna on Nov. 25, just two days before OPEC members meet in the city.

  • What the US-China climate deal means to the world Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM— The world's outlook for reaching a global climate deal next year brightened Wednesday as China and the U.S.— the top two polluters— presented a joint plan to limit emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are blamed for warming the planet. They pointed out that the deal lets China keep increasing emissions while U.S. has to cut.

  • Shipping unit boosts AP Moller-Maersk results Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    The Danish company's net profit rose to $1.47 billion in the third quarter, from $1.13 billion a year ago. Revenue was $12.2 billion, up from $12.1 billion in the third quarter of 2013.. Company shares rose 0.15 percent to 12,280 kroner in early trading in Copenhagen.

  • *Fugro leads industry rally as Boskalis takes stake. LONDON, Nov 10- European stocks rose on Monday, boosted by acquisition activity in the oil services industry, where Dutch group Boskalis took a stake in Fugro, and in the telecoms and food sectors. Boskalis denied any intention of making a full bid but its surprise purchase boosted takeover hopes in the sector and...

  • Correction: Norway-Ship Aground story Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— In a story Nov. 1 about a cruise ship that ran aground in northern Norway, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ship was involved in a similar incident in March. Cruise ship stuck off Norway is free again. COPENHAGEN, Denmark— A Bahamas- registered cruise liner that ran aground in northern Norway on Saturday managed to get free...

  • *Fugro leads industry rally as Boskalis takes stake. LONDON, Nov 10- European stocks inched higher on Monday as acquisition hopes fuelled gains for oil services firms after Dutch group Boskalis took a stake in Fugro. Belt-tightening by energy majors faced with plunging oil prices has hit shares in oil services companies, driving stocks such as Saipem and Fugro...

  • Carlsberg profits down 3 percent in third quarter Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 4:21 AM ET

    Net profit was 2.18 billion kroner, compared with 2.25 billion kroner in the same period last year. Revenue rose to 18.1 billion kroner from 17.4 billion kroner a year ago, as stronger sales in Asia outweighed a drop in volumes sold in Russia. Carslberg shares were up 3 percent at 524 kroner in early trading in Copenhagen.

  • European shares inch up; M&A boosts Fugro, Nutreco Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    *Nutreco rises as SHV sweetens takeover offer. *Fugro jumps after rival buys 15 pct stake. PARIS, Nov 10- European stocks inched higher early on Monday, reversing some of the previous session's losses, with Nutreco surging 14 percent as SHV sweetened its takeover bid for the Dutch animal feed and nutrition company.

  • SINGAPORE/ COPENHAGEN, Nov 7- Traders and shipping companies scrambled to source fuel and take over supply contracts on Friday after Danish marine fuel supplier OW Bunker said a suspected fraud at its Singapore subsidiary had pushed it to the brink of bankruptcy. The alleged fraud at Singapore- based Dynamic Oil Trading is potentially one of the biggest...

  • LONDON, Nov 3- Icelandic low-cost airline Wow Air is looking to fly daily from Europe to the United States, after cut price tickets were snapped up for the five times a week flights it will start from next year. The airline offered tickets at 99 pounds one way from London to Boston via Iceland starting from March. London to Boston flights on the Wow Air website...

  • UN warning: We have 76 years to rescue world Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Exhaust flows out of the tailpipe of a vehicle.

    Governments can manage climate change but will have to cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2100 to limit risks a U.N. report said on Sunday.

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 2- Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said in presenting the report in Copenhagen that is meant to guide global climate policy-making. The study by the...

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 2- Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit fast-worsening risks, a U.N. report showed on Sunday. "There is still time, but very little time" to act at manageable costs, Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told Reuters.

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 1- Denmark should ban coal use by 2025 to make the Nordic nation a leader in fighting global warming, adding to green measures ranging from wind energy to bicycle power, Denmark's climate minister said on Saturday. Denmark has already taken big steps to break reliance on high-polluting coal- wind turbines are set to generate more than half of all...