Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 in: News

Prayer Day break

Tomorrow is ‘Store Bededag’ in Denmark, translated literally as Great Prayer Day, the fourth Friday after Easter and a public holiday. 7.59 won’t be published but we’ll be back on Monday the 4th…

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Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 in: News

Peaceful May 1st for prime minister

There’ll be no organised demonstration when Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt gives the traditional May 1st Workers Day speech in Falledparken in Copenhagen tomorrow. The prime minister was drowned out last year by left-wing…

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Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 in: News

Government accused of manipulating employment figures

The government’s claim that it’s created 40,000 jobs in the private sector since it came to power in 2011 has been dismissed as an ‘illusion’ by the opposition. Since New Year, Prime Minister…

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Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 in: News

Vestager targets energy sector

Google, Gazprom…and now Denmark. Busy Danish EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has launched an inquiry into whether 11 European governments – Denmark, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden –…

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Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 in: News

Maersk questions legal dispute

Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping concern, said yesterday the crew of the Maersk Tigris container ship were safe and “in good spirits” after Iranian authorities seized the ship in the Strait of Hormuz…

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Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 in: News

Iranian embassy: Maersk needs to pay its debt

The Maersk cargo ship was seized in the Strait of Hormuz because of a debt dispute, the Iranian embassy in Denmark said yesterday, and won’t be released until the situation is resolved. In…

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Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 in: News

Business minister urges banks to write off bad debts for farmers

Business & Growth Minister Henrik Sass Larsen has been secretly negotiating with the Danish Bankers Association (Finansrådet) for an agreement that would force banks to write off the debts of 1,700 struggling farmers,…

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Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 in: News

Negative interest good for banks

Negative interest rates have provided Danish banks within an unexpected windfall, as a rise in fees from homeowners refinancing their mortgages has more than offset the hit to interest income, according to results…

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Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 in: News

National Bank sells government bonds again

The Danish National Bank sold government bonds worth DKK2.06 billion ($304 million) at auction on Wednesday. It was the third time running the Bank accepted bids after refusing to do so at three…

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Posted on 29. Apr, 2015 in: News

Iran seizes Maersk ship

Iranian forces boarded and seized a Maersk cargo ship in the Persian Gulf, Tuesday. According to international reports, the Maersk Tigris, a Danish vessel sailing under the flag of the Marshall Island, was…

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7:59 – All the Danish News That Fits

7:59 – Danish News Today, is the most reliable source of daily Danish news in English for diplomats, the ex-pat community, the business sector, or anyone in Denmark or abroad seeking an insight into what’s happening in Denmark right now.

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7:59-Noticias Danesas de Hoy es una nueva fuente de noticias en inglés dirigida especialmente al cuerpo diplomático, extranjeros viviendo en Dinamarca

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