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  • *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.

  • Treasury delays offshore tax-dodging law Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 5:23 PM ET

    The Treasury said on Friday it will postpone enforcement of a new law that cracks down on offshore tax avoidance by Americans.

  • Germans Blame Merkel for Eurovision Woes     Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    Germans are blaming Merkel's tough stance on austerity for their entry's unpopularity at this year's Eurovision, in which Denmark was the victor.

  • Carlsberg Earnings Exceed Forecasts Helped by Asia Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:34 AM ET
    Cans of Carlsberg beer stand on display at the company's store at the headquarters of Carlsberg A/S in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Danish brewer Carlsberg kept its 2013 outlook unchanged after first-quarter operating profits and revenue rose more than forecast, partly aided by strong Asia sales.

  • Icelanders Oust Government Over Austerity Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 3:28 AM ET

    Fatigued by years of austerity and swayed by promises of debt relief, Icelandic voters dumped the Social Democrats from power on Saturday,returning a center-right government that ruled over its financial collapse five years ago.

  • 11 Things About 401(k) Plans We Need to Fix Now Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:10 PM ET

    A contribution rate close to three percent, the lowest in the advanced world, is just one reason why American workers lag behind other developed countries in retirement savings.

  • Lower CEO Pay and Better Results in Europe? Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 4:23 AM ET

    Executive excess need not be etched in stone. Just look at the Nordic region, where an egalitarian tradition and a high quality of life leave top managers content with lower paychecks.

  • EU Leaders Strike Deal on Long Term Budget Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    European Union leaders reached agreement on the first ever cut in their common budget on Friday after 24 hours of talks, seeking to placate millions at home struggling through government cutbacks and recession.

  • British PM Courts Rich Allies in EU Budget Battle Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:16 AM ET
    David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to enlist the support of Germany and other rich north European countries in his fight to freeze EU spending at budget talks this week and is prepared to block a deal unless more savings are found.

  • Denmark's Nokia Moment on $100 Billion Stock Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 6:37 AM ET
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Denmark is facing its "Nokia moment"; drugmaker Novo Nordisk has ballooned into a $100 billion giant, dominating its home stock market just as the Finnish firm did at the height of the 1990s tech boom.

  • Denmark Faces Nokia Moment on $100 Billion Stock Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 5:28 AM ET

    Denmark is facing its "Nokia moment"; drugmaker Novo Nordisk has ballooned into a $100 billion giant, dominating its home stock market just as the Finnish firm did at the height of the 1990s tech boom.

  • Lockheed Struggling to Deliver F-35 Jet Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:02 AM ET
    f-35 JSF

    Lockheed Martin Corp's new F-35 fighter jet has completed over a third of its planned flight tests, but it is still facing problems with the helmet needed to fly the plane, software development and weapons integration, according to a report by the Pentagon's chief weapons tester.

  • US Union Accuses Maersk of Spying on It Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 5:13 AM ET
    A worker drives a Kalmar reachstacker truck loaded with an AP Moeller-Maersk A/S shipping container.

    A U.S. port workers union has accused APM Terminals, a port operator of A.P. Moller-Maersk, of spying on union representatives in Los Angeles by tapping their phones.

  • France, Germany Clash Over Banking Union Plan Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    Germany and France publicly clashed on Tuesday over plans to put the European Central Bank in charge of supervising banks, deepening a dispute over the scope of the ECB's powers that threatens to undermine one of Europe's boldest reforms.

  • Maersk to Switch Away From Shipping Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:53 AM ET

    Danish conglomerate AP Møller-Maersk has delivered a damning assessment of the state of the container shipping sector by signalling it will switch investment to its other businesses. The FT reports.

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