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  • Mining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 5:49 AM ET

    Greenland has governed its own affairs since 1979 but its economy depends on an annual grant of 3.6 billion kroner from Denmark. "No doubt that the tumultuous climate in Greenland is not the best to attract investors," said Jakob Janussen, a political scientist from Greenland working at Aarhus University in Denmark. Most of Greenland, the world's largest island,...

  • China fears US Republican opposition in climate talks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Chinese climate change negotiators fear US Republican Party opposition could hamper a deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions, they warned ahead of talks next week.

  • 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.

  • *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...

  • *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...

  • 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...

  • OSLO, Oct 20- The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday. The United States wants the handbook to do more to show that the costs of action "will be almost insignificant relative to projected growth," the document showed.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1900 GMT / 3:00 PM ET Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    LONDON- A series of Reuters interviews with officials, bankers and others involved in the European Central Bank's financial inspection of the euro zone's biggest banks show that in the seven months since it began, the ECB has had to shoot down countless pleas from banks and national supervisors for special treatment. STOCKHOLM/ OSLO/ COPENHAGEN- When it comes to...