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Danske Bank to sell Denmark’s first Additional Tier 1 bond

Danske Bank to sell Denmark’s first Additional Tier 1 bond By Aimee Donnellan | Wed Feb 26, 2014 LONDON, Feb 26 (IFR) – Danske Bank is preparing to sell Denmark’s first Additional Tier 1 bond and has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Danske Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and JP Morgan to act… Continue Reading

Der stille Verwalter schleicht sich ein

Der stille Verwalter schleicht sich ein February 3 2014 Die Einführung des “Pre-Packs”, ohne gesetzliche Grundlage, die Krise wartet (eben) nicht auf die Regierung. Einleitung In Belgien und Frankreich kennt man ihn schon länger, in Großbritannien und den Vereinigten Staaten arbeitet er schon seit Jahren: der stille Verwalter. Seine Aufgabe ist es, das zu verhandeln… Continue Reading

Denmark investigates Danske Bank over price manipulation

Denmark investigates Danske Bank over price manipulation Bank says four employees violated internal rule and may potentially have manipulated prices 07 FEBRUARY 2014 Denmark’s public prosecutor for serious economic and international crime is investigating Danske Bank over price manipulation of a particularly serious nature, the bank said today. This has also been confirmed by the… Continue Reading

Norway’s household debt rise a worry: Central Bank

Norway’s household debt rise a worry: Central Bank By Reuters | 4 Feb, 2014 OSLO: Norwegian household debt is continuing to rise faster than income and this is a concern for the central bank, Birger Vikoren, Norges Bank’s executive director for monetary policy said on Tuesday. “The growth in debt continues to outpace the rise… Continue Reading

Danish coalition on brink in Goldman drama

Danish coalition on brink in Goldman drama 31 JANUARY 2014 Socialist People’s party pulls out of government amid public outcry and controversy over Goldman Sachs’ investment in state-owned utility Dong Energy ….” http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/5ae48e0e-8992-11e3-abc4-00144feab7de,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F5ae48e0e-8992-11e3-abc4-00144feab7de.html%3Fftcamp%3Dpublished_links%252Frss%252Fhome_uk%252Ffeed%252F%252Fproduct%26siteedition%3Dintl&siteedition=intl&ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fhome_uk%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct&_i_referer=http%3A%2F%2Ffeedly.com%2Findex.html#axzz2rpytY2VH

Is Finland a Victim of the Austerity Medicine It Prescribed for Europe?

Is Finland a Victim of the Austerity Medicine It Prescribed for Europe? By Carol Matlack January 23, 2014   Finland stood resolutely with austerity hawks in the debate over managing Europe’s debt crisis. But while that crisis is now easing, Finland’s own economy is ailing—and some are asking whether an overdose of austerity is to… Continue Reading

Norway’s red hot real estate starts to cool

Norway’s red hot real estate starts to cool Norway has experienced more than two decades of growth in its residential housing sector – but is the real estate bubble about to burst? By Ben Arnoldy, Staff writer / January 16, 2014 Norway’s residential housing sector is cooling after more than two decades of strong growth,… Continue Reading

Norway’s Yara Accepts $48 Million Fine

Norway’s Yara Accepts $48 Million Fine By John D. Stoll | Jan. 15, 2014 4:23 a.m. ET STOCKHOLM—Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara International ASA said Wednesday that the company has accepted a corporate fine of 295 million Norwegian kroner ($48.5 million) for “unacceptable and disappointing behavior” that took place several years ago by company officials involved… Continue Reading

Norway Seeks Sale of Real-Estate Firm Entra

Norway Seeks Sale of Real-Estate Firm Entra Entra Holding’s Listing Could Be Biggest in Norway Since 2010 By Kjetil Malkenes Hovland | Jan. 14, 2014 OSLO—The Norwegian government has started a process to privatize state-owned real-estate company Entra Holding AS, which has a 25 billion Norwegian krone ($4.1 billion) property portfolio, in a move that… Continue Reading

Iceland Loses Patience as Bank Creditor Settlements Drag On

Iceland Loses Patience as Bank Creditor Settlements Drag On By Omar R. Valdimarsson Jan 14, 2014 Iceland is losing patience with creditors in its failed banks as the government considers forcing through bankruptcy proceedings to help it exit capital control in place since 2008. “The Bankruptcy Act doesn’t anticipate that attempts to seek composition last… Continue Reading