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Danish economy on the rise, new figures indicate


The latest figures from Statistics Denmark show there has been a 0.5 percent growth in the Danish manufacturing sector between March and April. Morten Granzau, chief economist at Dansk Industri (DI), considers this to be an important early indicator of the nation’s growing economy. The manufacturing industry generates around 16 percent of the country’s jobs and 18 percent to the ... Read More »

Apple Axes $921m Data Centre Project In Denmark For ‘Business’ Reasons


The company’s European data centre expansion plan is certainly not going to plan after the axing of its €850m data centre in Ireland as a result of planning delays. Apple has axed plans to build a second $921m data centre in Denmark after buying the land for it back in 2017. Construction had already started at the 285-hectare site in ... Read More »

Ports to position Denmark as a global maritime power hub by 2025


As logistics hubs, Denmark’s ports will be vital in assuring future growth in the nation’s maritime sector. This was the message from Minister for Industry, Business and Growth Brian Mikkelsen in the wake of the launch of the new Plan for Growth in the Danish Maritime Sector presented by the Danish Government in early 2018. The Minister sees the Southwest ... Read More »

Eight EU countries call for 25% of budget go towards fighting climate change


Eight European countries have proposed a quarter of the European Union‘s budget be spent on tackling climate change. Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden also said the EU should cut greenhouse gas emissions to a net-zero level “by 2050 at the latest”. “Climate change is a global challenge with profound implications for the future of humanity ... Read More »

Danske Bank picks ex-ABN banker as CEO to rebuild trust

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* Danske Bank names ex-ABN AMRO banker Vogelzang as CEO * Vogelzang to take over from interim CEO on June 1 * Follows resignation in October of Thomas Borgen * Borgen quit after revealing money laundering scandal * Danske Bank shares up 4.2% after CEO news (Adds Vogelzang comment, background) COPENHAGEN, May 10 (Reuters) – Danske Bank hired former ABN ... Read More »

Denmark exports were ‘worst in eight years’

(ARKIV) DSV central i Hedehusene. Efter et stærkt første kvartal trækker DSV sine forventninger til hele 2019 på grund af opkøbet af Panalpina. Det skriver Ritzau, tirsdag den 30. april 2019.. (Foto: Simon Skipper/Ritzau Scanpix)

The figure comes from stats agency Statistics Denmark, which monitor’s the country’s overseas trade. The March decrease was not enough to overshadow results from January and February, however, with an overall trade increase of 1.4 percent for the first three months of the year. Denmark still maintains a trade surplus, but the disappointing monthly result is the cause for some ... Read More »

In numbers: The impact of the seven-day SAS strike

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Tavla med avgångar på Arlanda flygplats visar
inställda flyg på grund av SAS-piloternas strejk
De skandinaviska SAS-piloternas strejk är inne på fjärde dagen. Ett tusental flyg ställs in under måndagen och tisdagen.
Och någon lösning är fortfarande inte i sikte.
Foto: Tove Eriksson / TT / kod 10510

A Scandinavia-wide strike by SAS airline pilots ended after seven days having disrupted the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of passengers. The Local takes a look at the key facts and figures to know. Read More »

Denmark launches hydrogen-powered taxis in bid to clear emissions

Otte nye brinttaxaer lanceres i overværelse af transportminister, Ole Birk Olesen (V), som skal køre rundt i København, på Refshaleøens i København tirsdag den 30. april 2019.. (Foto: Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix)

An element of the government’s climate and air quality programme includes full conversion to zero-emissions taxis in the country’s cities by 2030. Energy specifications for taxis will be gradually updated so that no new vehicles emit CO2 or polluting particles from 2025, the Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing said in a press statement. Minister for transport Ole Birk Olesen ... Read More »

Danish police arrest seven in raid on smuggling network


Seven people have been arrested for attempting to smuggle 16 million counterfeit cigarettes from Poland to Denmark. In a major police operation, Danish law enforcement arrested the people, who are thought to be connected to a wider-ranging smuggling network. They were arrested while trying to smuggle as many as 16 million copy cigarettes into Denmark, according to police special investigation ... Read More »

Dairy farmers refuse £6,000 to allow filming of milk production in Denmark


Dairy farmers in Denmark have refused an offer of nearly £6,000 to let animal-rights campaigners film the production of milk, butter and cheese. The country’s farmers, who supply dairy products for the firm behind British brands Anchor and Lurpak, have not accepted the cash incentive to let cameras in to record how cows and calves are treated every day. Animal-rights ... Read More »

Denmark’s DSV to buy logistics company Panalpina in US$4.6 billion deal


COPENHAGEN/ZURICH: Swiss logistics group Panalpina has bowed to an increased 4.6 billion Swiss francs (US$4.6 billion) bid from Danish rival DSV, ending a more than two month takeover battle designed to build scale in the consolidating transport sector. DSV, whose Chief Executive Jens Bjorn Andersen has been on the hunt for targets to broaden his company’s global reach and help ... Read More »

Plan needed from May over Brexit delay: Danish PM

Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen was positive about the EU granting a short extension to the British government to facilitate an orderly Brexit, but said British PM Theresa May needed strong reasons for her requested delay. Rasmussen made his comments before leaving for Brussels on Thursday night, where leaders of EU countries met to discuss May’s request for an ... Read More »

Huawei edged out in favour of Ericsson for Danish 5G network


The decision regarding which company will be responsible for building Denmark’s next generation of communications networks has now been taken. Two companies were in the running – China’s Huawei and Sweden’s Ericsson – and the contract has been awarded to the latter. The 5G network will replace the present country-wide 4G network and promises much faster communication. In the spotlight ... Read More »

PIRC advises investors to oppose split of Danske Bank


Leading proxy voting adviser Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) recommended that investors in scandal-hit Danske Bank oppose a resolution planning a break-up of the lender at its annual general meeting this month. Danske is under investigation in the United States, Denmark, Estonia, France and Britain over some 200 billion euros ($225.78 billion) in payments from Russia, ex-Soviet states and ... Read More »

Danish companies invent like never before

Novozymes i Bagsværd, fredag den 12. oktober 2018.

An enzyme that breaks down dead cells in the stomachs of chickens so that they don’t need as much feed. An algorithm that stabilizes the swaying of a wind turbine so that it can be built with a little less steel. These are examples of products that two Danish companies, Novozymes and Vestas, have developed and been granted patents for. ... Read More »

Dairy farmers refuse £6,000 to allow filming of milk production in Denmark


Dairy farmers in Denmark have refused an offer of nearly £6,000 to let animal-rights campaigners film the production of milk, butter and cheese. The country’s farmers, who supply dairy products for the firm behind British brands Anchor and Lurpak, have not accepted the cash incentive to let cameras in to record how cows and calves are treated every day. Animal-rights ... Read More »

News in Digest: Mixed barrel for Danish business


The early company results have not been too promising, but the Danish business sector remains optimistic if the expansion plans and acquisitions of some of its leading companies are anything to go by. While five major companies announced disappointing results ahead of the children’s half-term, only one of them was in the red: the pension firm ATP, which confirmed a ... Read More »

Denmark’s no-deal Brexit bill: What British residents need to know

Storbritanniens premierminister Theresa May møder statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen på Christiansborg i København, mandag den 9. april 2018. Theresa May og Lars Løkke Rasmussen skal blandt andet diskutere Brexit og giftangreb. (Foto: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Scanpix 2018)

The Danish government filed a bill setting out the rights of British citizens living in Denmark in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The 129-page bill provides for temporary continuation of the majority of rights currently enjoyed by British citizens who live in Denmark under European Union free movement rules. Provided it passes parliamentary procedure, the proposed legislation is expected ... Read More »

Estonia shuts Danske Bank branch at heart of money laundering saga


Estonia ordered Danske Bank to close its local branch within months on Tuesday, as Estonian and Danish regulators faced an EU inquiry into their efforts to prevent one of the largest-ever money laundering scandals. The Baltic state has taken centre stage since Danske Bank’s Estonian branch was found to have helped funnel some 200 billion euros ($226 billion) in suspicious ... Read More »

Danish economy avoids global uncertainty, so far

(ARKIV) Avedøreværk uden for København, den 11. november 2013. Avedørekraftværket kørte tidligere på kul, men er blevet omdannet til et biomassefyret kraftværk, der bruger træpiller. Aalborg vil stoppe sorte investeringer i fossile brændsler. Dermed har 20 danske kommuner nu droppet kul- og olieselskaber. "Ren populisme", mener borgmester. Det skriver Ritzau, fredag den 10. august 2018.. (Foto: Kasper Palsnov/Ritzau Scanpix)

Denmark’s economy grew by 1.1 percent in 2018, according to a Statistics Denmark estimate. Analysts have described the figure as encouraging. The figure is indicative and dependent on a number of uncertain factors, with several aspects yet to be accounted for. In the last three months of 2018, the economy grew by 0.8 percent more than in the preceding quarter. ... Read More »