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Lundbeck buys Alder for $2 billion, eyes 'blockbuster' migraine therapy

16 Sep 2019

COPENHAGEN Denmark's Lundbeck has agreed to buy Alder BioPharmaceuticals in a deal valued at almost $2 billion, hoping to reap profits from a potential blockbuster migraine drug.

Trump calls Danish PM's rebuff of Greenland idea 'nasty' as trip cancellation stuns Danes

22 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON/COPENHAGEN President Donald Trump declared Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's dismissal of his idea to buy Greenland "nasty" and an affront to the United States on Wednesday, a day after shocking Danes by cancelling a Copenhagen visit over the rebuff. | Video

Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

21 Aug 2019

COPENHAGEN Danes voiced shock and disbelief on Wednesday at U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a visit to Denmark after his idea to buy Greenland was rebuffed, although Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she believed relations would not be affected. | Video

Recovery signs boost jeweller Pandora despite profit drop

20 Aug 2019

COPENHAGEN Smaller sales declines in key markets Britain and Italy and a step up in restructuring efforts helped to lift Danish jewellery maker Pandora's beaten down shares on Tuesday, despite a drop in second-quarter earnings. | Video

Premium brews in Asia stoke Carlsberg's half-year sales

15 Aug 2019

Danish brewer Carlsberg posted a solid rise in half-year sales thanks to Asian markets, where consumers are trading up from mainstream beers to pricier premium brands, lifting its shares 5 percent on Thursday. | Video

For some Chinese Muslims, fleeing doesn't end trouble

19 Jul 2019

TRELLEBORG, Sweden/ALMATY Sairagul Sauytbai, an ethnic Kazakh who fled China last year after working in a so-called vocational training centre for ethnic minorities, wanted to tell others about the beatings and torture she said she had seen there.

Nordea to review targets after tough second quarter for Nordic banks

18 Jul 2019

HELSINKI/COPENHAGEN Nordea , the biggest bank in the Nordics, said it would review its financial targets in coming months, as the region's lenders struggle with weak growth at home and rising compliance costs from money laundering scandals overseas.

Maersk sees shipping recovery on horizon as profit tops forecast

11 May 2017

COPENHAGEN A.P. Moller-Maersk beat first-quarter net profit forecasts on Thursday, boosted by the energy business it plans to spin off, but also reported signs of improvement at its long-suffering container shipping business.

Carlsberg beats sales forecasts as drinkers go more upmarket

04 May 2017

COPENHAGEN Carlsberg stuck to its 2017 profit forecast on Thursday as the Danish brewer reported a 5 percent rise in first quarter sales, with lower overall volumes offset by an improved price mix as drinkers opted for pricier beers.

Uber eyes EU expansion despite Denmark setback, looming EU court ruling

18 Apr 2017

COPENHAGEN Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] sees opportunities to expand in the Europe Union, despite withdrawing its ride-hailing service from Denmark and facing the possibility of an EU court ruling that could mean tougher rules for the firm, an Uber executive said.

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