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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

Norway’s House Prices Set to Fall

Norway’s House Prices Set to Fall January 6, 2014 By Kjetil Malkenes Hovland OSLO—Norwegian property prices are set to fall for the first time since 2008 amid an increase in housing supply and as borrowers face stiffer requirements from lenders, according to Norway’s real-estate broker association. The association Monday forecast a decline of 1% to… Continue Reading

Inside a Bitcoin mine

Inside a Bitcoin mine December 23, 2013 Nathaniel Popper On the flat lava plain of Reykjanesbaer, Iceland, near the Arctic Circle, you can find the mines of Bitcoin. To get there, you pass through a fortified gate and enter a featureless yellow building. After checking in with a guard behind bulletproof glass, you face four… Continue Reading

Finland hit harder by recession than expected

Finland hit harder by recession than expected By AFP | 19 Dec, 2013 HELSINKI: Finland’s economy will contract by 1.2 percent this year, far lower than previous forecasts, the government announced in an economic report Thursday. The outlook for the Nordic country — which is part of the euro ….” http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business/finland-hit-harder-by-recession-than-expected/articleshow/27659072.cms

‘We don’t do bitcoin’: Denmark’s finance regulator exempts crypto-currencies from its function

‘We don’t do bitcoin’: Denmark’s finance regulator exempts crypto-currencies from its function December 17, 2013 The Financial Supervisory Authority of Denmark has issued a statement warning against the use of bitcoin, litecoin and the like as “unsafe”, but also saying they will not be regulating crypto-currencies exchanges should they appear. In total, Tuesday’s statement echoed… Continue Reading