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  • LONDON/ MELBOURNE- The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announces plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in a 2001 merger, to focus on its most profitable activities.

  • European shares extend rally, led by DAX Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    PARIS, Aug 19- European shares rose in early trading on Tuesday, extending the previous session's rally, as investor concern over the conflict in Ukraine began to ease. Germany's DAX- recently hit by the faceoff between Ukraine and Russia and concern that sanctions against Moscow could hurt Europe's biggest economy- outperformed on Tuesday, up 1 percent.

  • European shares inch up after Putin comments Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.04 pct. *Euro STOXX 50 halted by strong resistance level. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was down 0.04 percent at 3,054.41 points.

  • COPENHAGEN, Aug 12- Danish jewellery retailer Pandora hopes a new alliance with Walt Disney Company will boost sales as soon as next year, Pandora CEO Allan Leighton said after unveiling a jump in profits.

  • Novozymes: Shale gas is no threat to our business Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:35 AM ET

    Fracking presents no risk to Novozymes’ bioenergy business, the firm’s CFO told CNBC on Thursday, after it beat first-quarter profit expectations.

  • Global growth risks in 2014  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and independent trader Michael Newton discuss how the Chinese market is impacting the emerging markets.

  • EU clamps down on cinnamon use  Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    Denmark's food authority is asking pastry chefs to reduce the amount of cinnamon found in some foods because it contains an excessive amount of coumarin, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • The most corrupt country  Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports how the United States ranks in Transparency International's survey on the least and most publicly corrupt countries.

  • 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.