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Stine Jacobsen

Orsted plans $57 billion drive to be No.1 in green energy

Jun 02 2021

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) -Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind farm developer, is ramping up its investment in renewables to $57 billion by 2027, seeking to become a global leader in green energy and fend off growing competition.

Nord Stream 2 seeks updated permit to complete pipeline in Danish waters

Jun 16 2020

COPENHAGEN/MOSCOW The Nord Stream 2 has requested a permit allowing it to use pipe-laying vessels with anchors to complete the final roughly 120-kilometre stretch of pipeline in Danish waters, Denmark's energy agency (DEA) said on Tuesday.

Novo Nordisk's drug sales boosted by virus-related stockpiling

May 06 2020

COPENHAGEN The world's top maker of diabetes drugs Novo Nordisk beat profit and sales forecasts in the first quarter and kept its full-year outlook as diabetics stocking up during the coronavirus pandemic led to a surge in demand for its medicines.

Turbine maker Vestas posts operating loss, hit by higher costs

May 05 2020

COPENHAGEN Leading wind turbine maker Vestas posted an unexpected first-quarter operating loss despite strong sales and a healthy order book, weighed down by project delays as well as higher costs that were partly down to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juggling coronavirus and economy, Denmark readies to ease lockdown

Apr 03 2020

COPENHAGEN Denmark is expected this weekend to reveal plans to relax its coronavirus lockdown, becoming the first country outside Asia to do so, reasoning that the risks of a deep recession may now be more dangerous for Danish society than a second outbreak.

Juggling coronavirus and economy, Denmark readies to ease lockdown

Apr 03 2020

COPENHAGEN, April 3 Denmark is expected this weekend to reveal plans to relax its coronavirus lockdown, becoming the first country outside Asia to do so, reasoning that the risks of a deep recession may now be more dangerous for Danish society than a second outbreak.

UPDATE 2-Wind turbine firms close Spanish factories as coronavirus restrictions tighten

Apr 01 2020

* Siemens Gamesa has closed eight plants in Spain (Recasts with Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, context)

Boom in Denmark's economy may be replaced by 10% contraction, central bank says

Apr 01 2020

COPENHAGEN A boom in Denmark's economy may be replaced by a contraction of as much as 10% this year as the coronavirus outbreak hits the Nordic economy, the country's central bank said on Wednesday.

Container shipping firms brace for coronavirus hit to trade

Mar 20 2020

FRANKFURT/COPENHAGEN Leading container shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk scrapped its 2020 earnings forecast on Friday, while rival Hapag-Lloyd warned of slowing growth until at least June, as the coronavirus pandemic takes a heavy toll on global trade.

SAS to halt most flights, temporarily lay off 90% of staff

Mar 15 2020

COPENHAGEN/STOCKHOLM Airline SAS will temporarily halt most of its flights from Monday until conditions for commercial aviation improve, it said, as demand for flights has "more or less disappeared".

World News

Biden pointedly asks Putin about cyberattacks at summit

GENEVA (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday how he would feel if someone carried out a ransomware attack on Russian oil pipelines, a pointed question during their summit that illustrated the breadth of their disagreements.