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Erik Matzen

Danish minister demands answers on Danske Bank disclosures

Oct 23 2018

COPENHAGEN Denmark's Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) needs to establish whether Danske Bank intentionally misled it over possible money laundering at its Estonian branch, the country's business minister Rasmus Jarlov said on Tuesday.

Danish minister demands answers on Danske Bank disclosures

Oct 23 2018

COPENHAGEN Denmark's Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) needs to establish whether Danske Bank intentionally misled it over possible money laundering at its Estonian branch, the country's business minister Rasmus Jarlov said on Tuesday.

Small fry: Faroe Islands seek fish export pledge with Russia trade deal

Jun 12 2018

COPENHAGEN The Faroe Islands are targeting a free trade deal with Moscow next year to cement their place as Russia' biggest foreign supplier of fish, a minister said on Tuesday.

Greenland's courting of China for airport projects worries Denmark

Mar 23 2018

COPENHAGEN/BEIJING Greenland is courting Chinese investors and construction companies to help expand three airports, raising concern in the Danish government that Chinese involvement could upset its ally, the United States.

Danish government trims tax-cut plan to avoid ally's demand for refugee legislation

Jan 09 2018

COPENHAGEN Denmark's center-right coalition government will scale back its tax-cut plan to get it through parliament rather than link it to legislation on revoking refugees' residence rights, as sought by its nationalist ally the Danish People's Party (DF).

Denmark passes law that could ban Russian pipeline from going through its waters

Nov 30 2017

COPENHAGEN Denmark passed a law on Thursday that could allow it to ban Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from going through its waters on grounds of security or foreign policy.

Denmark's central bank says risks are building up in the financial system

Nov 29 2017

COPENHAGEN Denmark's central bank said Wednesday that several indicators suggest risks are building up in the financial system, and a few of the country's largest banks do not have sufficient capital to meet buffer requirements.

Danish government aims to control growth, but ally has different ideas

Aug 31 2017

COPENHAGEN Denmark's government proposed a fiscal policy on Thursday that it hopes will keep the economy from expanding too fast, but its parliamentary ally is pushing for increased welfare spending that could cause growth to accelerate.

Denmark wants to attract more IPOs by cutting tax on equity investments

Aug 24 2017

COPENHAGEN, Aug 24 Denmark wants to reduce the tax on equity investments, copying a Swedish and Norwegian model as it aims to encourage more companies to list their shares in Copenhagen, its business minister told Reuters.

Denmark spurned Chinese offer for Greenland base over security: sources

Apr 06 2017

COPENHAGEN Denmark decided to turn down an offer last year from Chinese mining company General Nice Group to buy an abandoned naval base on Greenland due to security concerns, sources involved in the decision said.

World News

Hong Kong students' sewer escape thwarted

Some anti-government protesters trapped inside a Hong Kong university on Wednesday tried to flee through the sewers, where one student said she saw snakes, but firemen prevented further escape bids by blocking a manhole into the system.