LONDON-- Britain braced for severe flooding and the worst tidal surge in 60 years after a powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts hit the country Thursday and began moving across Europe. About 10,000 homes along the eastern English coast were evacuated after Britain's Environment Agency warned the country could face its worst tidal surge in 60 years.
LONDON, Nov 29- The euro traded near a five-year peak against the yen and a one-month high against the dollar on Friday after euro zone inflation data eased concerns about deflationary pressures in the region.
LONDON, Nov 29- The euro rose to a five-year peak against the yen and a one-month high against the dollar on Friday before euro zone preliminary inflation data that could give an additional boost. That would ease European Central Bank concerns about deflationary pressures in the bloc.
LONDON, Nov 27- The euro hit its highest in four years against the yen and rose versus the dollar on Wednesday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives reached a deal with the Social Democrats on forming a grand coalition.
COPENHAGEN, Nov 26- Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt alienated her centre-left voters when she started cutting one of Europe's most generous welfare systems shortly after she was elected.
*GN Store Nord device links direct from iPhone to ear. GN Store Nord, headquartered in Ballerup, near Copenhagen, has a product it hopes will reach that demographic- famously averse to accepting the depredations of age- by taking the stigma out of wearing an aid.
*EU Commission says suspects price coordination since 2009. BRUSSELS, Nov 22- EU regulators will investigate whether 14 of the world's major container shipping companies, including world No. 1 A.P. The European Commission's action comes as the industry continues to grapple with overcapacity in a faltering global economy.
*Diet drugs and plans a hard sell, despite rising obesity. KALUNDBORG, Denmark, Nov 14- Steam rises from pipes at a giant industrial complex on the edge of the Baltic Sea whose success is a testament to the world's diabetes and obesity epidemic.
*Raises 2013 profit goal to around $3.5 billion from $3.3. COPENHAGEN, Nov 13- Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Maersk Line's revenues fell to $6.78 billion, hit by a 12 percent year-on-year drop in freight rates.
COPENHAGEN, Nov 13- Danish brewer Carlsberg reported falling operating profit in the third quarter, with eastern European sales hurt by falling consumption in Russia and much-needed Asian revenue stalled due to currency movements.
LONDON, Nov 11- Many of the 11 EU nations that lie outside the euro zone plan to align tests of the health of their banks closely with a European Central Bank assessment of major lenders within the currency bloc. The Bulgarian National Bank declined to provide details on preparations for their asset quality review and stress tests.
*UN conference in Warsaw to seek new emissions pact. GENEVA, Nov 6- Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organisation said on Wednesday.
*Almost 200 nations to meet on climate in Warsaw Nov. 11-22. OSLO/ LONDON, Nov 6- World governments are likely to recoil from plans for an ambitious 2015 climate change deal at talks next week, concern over economic growth at least partially eclipsing scientists' warnings of rising temperatures and water levels.
*CEO sees pricing pressures in Europe and U.S. in future. COPENHAGEN, Nov 5- Drug pricing is emerging as a key challenge for Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin producer, whose previously unstoppable growth has started to flag, according to the Danish firm's chief executive.
LONDON, Nov 1- The euro tumbled to a two-week low on Friday after a plunge in euro zone inflation left markets suddenly eyeing the outside chance of a cut in interest rates by the European Central Bank next week. After its biggest fall in six months in the previous session, the euro fell to $1.3530, on course for a fall over the course of the week of two percent.
LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, Oct 28- Hurricane strength winds battered Britain, the Netherlands and Scandinavia on Monday, killing at least seven people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys. Gusts of up to 99 mph lashed southern England and Wales in the worst storm recorded in Britain in a decade.
LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, Oct 28- Hurricane strength winds battered Britain and the Netherlands on Monday, killing five people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys before the storm barrelled further into mainland Europe.
COPENHAGEN, Oct 25- Carlsberg's main owner, the Carlsberg Foundation, wants to drop a rule in its charter that it must own at least 25 percent of the brewer, a move that could open the door for a share issue and perhaps further acquisitions in Asia.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 20- Investors who bet on Eike Batista have lost billions over the past year as the Brazilian's ephemeral business empire imploded. But they haven't been the only losers- the onetime Amazon gold trader and former speedboat racer's hometown of Rio de Janeiro has also been shaken by his rapid decline.
BRUSSELS, Oct 15- Air pollution is dangerously high across many parts of Europe, resulting in premature deaths, ill health and huge economic losses linked to reduced crop yields, Europe's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday.