• Denmark's Saxo Bank launches social trading platform Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 23- Denmark's Saxo Bank has launched a new social trading platform, becoming the first big financial institution to throw its weight behind social media-style investing. Saxo Bank's TradingFloor.com makes trading as easy as buying a book from Amazon, said Rune Bech, the bank's global head of digital media.

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Demand for euro zone peripheral government bonds kept the euro away from a one-month low against the dollar on Friday before jobs data seen as crucial to the U.S. currency's outlook.

  • LONDON, Jan 3- European stock markets resisted a wave of risk aversion that had swept across Asia on Friday, but the euro weakened as the yen and gold held onto most of their early gains.

  • *Gold bounce continues, oil nurses losses on supply outlook. LONDON, Jan 3- European shares were fighting to hold their ground on Friday after a turbulent day for Asia markets that saw a sudden reversal in some very popular, and thus crowded, trades.

  • LONDON, Dec 27- The euro jumped to its strongest level against the dollar in more than two years on Friday as banks adjusted positions for the year end. "There's a lot of attention on the AQR, and there's some positioning ahead of the end of the calendar year," said John Hardy, FX strategist at Danske Bank in Copenhagen.

  • *Turkey's lira hits record low as political crisis deepens. PARIS, Dec 27- European stocks climbed on Friday as renewed appetite for risk fuelled a year-end equity rally and pushed U.S. benchmark Treasuries yields above 3 percent for the first time since September.

  • The European Central Bank is conducting an asset-quality review which could show that banks require more capital, and which will take a snap-shot at year-end 2013, and this has led to some demand for euros to help shore up their balance sheets, traders said.

  • Danes show euro zone that speed is king in bank wind-ups Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:39 AM ET

    *Denmark avoided bank runs, major bailouts. COPENHAGEN, Dec 19- Speed is king when handling a failing bank; Denmark used this strategy during the global financial crisis to close a dozen lenders without any costly state bailouts, and yet the euro zone may not have learnt from the experience.

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  • 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.

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