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  • BRUSSELS, March 31- European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia-- at great human and environmental cost-- will still be hard to stop. Of 1,026 ocean-going ships recycled in 2014, 641 were taken apart on beaches in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan,...

  • *Novo to submit interim trial data for Tresiba with FDA. The drug was rebuffed by the FDA two years ago. Citigroup's Peter Verdult said he believed the odds of U.S. approval were greater than 90 percent, given a small group of Novo staff sitting behind a communications "firewall" had already discussed the data with FDA.

  • *Draghi speech, Greece in focus in Europe. "The clear outcome from the FOMC meeting was that it was seen as dovish," said John Hardy, currency strategist at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen, adding that Bullard's comments weighed on the dollar. "It feels like the market does want to consolidate a bit here, this $1.075- 1.08 area has been a sticking point but I think we will get to...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 30 Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England to publish minutes of its March policy meeting- 0930 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Bank and Finans Outlook 2015. Sweden's Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Sweden's Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson will attend. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the ILF conference on "What is the Goal of the Capital Markets...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. "New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. "New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate...

  • Feb 24- An experimental therapeutic vaccine from Danish drugmaker Bavarian Nordic helped significantly extend survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer, according to results of a small early-stage trial conducted by the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Patients were treated with the company's Prostvac vaccine, in addition to escalating doses of...

  • Feb 23- Apple Inc said it would spend 1.7 billion euros to build two data centres in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs. The company said the centres, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across Europe.

  • Can free speech and blasphemy live together? Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo poses near a banner which reads "Charlie Hebdo, Honorary citizen of Paris," displayed in front of the City Hall.

    Terror in Copenhagen and Paris has renewed an old debate: should free speech countries adopt or strengthen blasphemy laws?

  • COPENHAGEN, Feb 15- Danish police shot and killed a man in Copenhagen on Sunday they believe was responsible for two deadly attacks at an event promoting freedom of speech and on a synagogue. The prime minister described the first shooting, which bore similarities to an assault in Paris in January on the office of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, as a terrorist...

  • STOCKHOLM, Feb 15- Danish police said they believed the man shot dead by officers in Copenhagen on Sunday was responsible for two shootings in the city at a freedom of expression event and a synagogue which killed two people and wounded five.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, slid to an all-time low on Monday as sluggish cargo demand especially from China battered sentiment. In one of the first casualties of the recent downturn, privately-owned shipping company Copenship said last week it had filed for bankruptcy in...

  • Central bank activism: What it means for rate hikes

    Jens Nordvig, global head of FX strategy and co-head of global markets research at Nomura Securities International, talks about "central bank activism" and when central banks will eventually raise rates.

  • Is Denmark the next Switzerland?   Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Is Denmark the next Switzerland?

    James Ashley, chief economist at RBC Capital Markets, says Denmark is a completely "different kettle of fish" to Switzerland.

  • FOREX-Dollar edges up before U.S. jobs, wages data Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:50 AM ET

    *Euro slips, but still on track for strong weekly gains. LONDON, Feb 6- The dollar edged up against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors looked to U.S. jobs and wages data later in the day for further clues as to when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. "Nothing is more likely to point towards a medium-term rise in inflation than growing wages," said...

  • Is Denmark facing a speculative attack? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:39 AM ET

    Denmark's central bank is reaching for bigger bazookas to battle the speculators betting it will be forced to abandon its currency's peg to the euro.

  • Denmark's central bank: We'll defend euro peg   Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 1:00 AM ET
    Denmark's central bank: We'll defend euro peg

    Lars Rohde, governor of the Danish National Bank, says the central bank will do "whatever it takes" to defend the Danish krone's euro peg.

  • Will US jobs report heighten currency volatility?   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 9:48 PM ET
    Will US jobs report heighten currency volatility?

    Jeff Halley, Senior Manager FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says on a statistical basis, January's number tends to come in below analyst expectations.

  • Is Denmark fighting a losing battle?   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:53 PM ET
    Is Denmark fighting a losing battle?

    Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy of BK Asset Management, says she expects even more action from the Danish central bank after its fourth interest rate cut on Thursday.

  • Denmark cuts rate to -0.75% to defend the crown Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Denmark's central bank cut its key policy rate on Thursday for the fourth time in three weeks, dropping it to -0.75 percent—the same level as the Swiss National Bank's rate.