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DI: Pharmaceuticals and machinery ensure Danish export growth
New figures: Despite international turbulence, Danish companies managed to increase exports over the summer. But the impressive growth may prove exceptionally difficult to maintain, says DI’s senior analyst.
Youth at democracy festival: “Companies must take the lead to achieve SDGs”
Companies must take the lead when it comes to achieving the UN’s SDGs, said student Jeppe at the Confederation of Danish Industry’s tent at the Youth Democracy Festival last week.
“Good working hours - but difficult to make friends with Danes”
Expats have a hard time settling in but love Danish family life. In the Expat Insider 2019 survey, Denmark has fallen 13 ranks to 48 out of 64. “Hold on to highly educated expats, the companies need them,” says Head of DI Global Talent Linda Duncan…
Click-click-click - online sales are growing
Danish e-commerce continues to grow. Danish Crown has just opened an online store selling meat directly to consumers. The percentage of Danes who do their grocery shopping online has increased by 60 per cent over the past four years, show figures…
Danish economy continues to grow, but future remains uncertain
New figures: Denmark’s GDP grew by 0.8 per cent between the first and second quarter of 2019, and employment continued to rise significantly, show new figures from Statistics Denmark.
Bombs spared Danish factory in Iraq: Now it will produce fruit drinks once again
After two wars and a 30-year hiatus, both buildings and machinery are again ready to produce Sunquick fruit drinks in Iraq. Iraqi partner has kept the machinery maintained in the meantime.
German industry director on recession fears: The public sector must invest in the future
Money in Germany’s public coffers should be put to work for future growth, emphasised Joachim Lang, CEO of DI’s German sister organisation Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie at a meeting with DI’s newly appointed CEO, Lars Sandahl Sørensen.
Third consecutive quarter of decline in world trade is cause for concern
New figures: World trade dropped by 1.4 per cent in June. New figures from CPB World Trade Monitor show a decline of 0.7 per cent for the second quarter as a whole. Economic uncertainty and trade war are to blame, says DI.
DI: New technological achievement with Horns Rev 3
The new offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 was inaugurated by H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik. Vattenfall is behind the North Sea wind farm, which consists of turbines from Vestas MHI.
The bus congestion in Copenhagen costs DKK 2 billion per year
A new congestion report shows that the community loses DKK 2 billion annually because bus passengers in Copenhagen and the metropolitan area are stuck in traffic. Politicians should ensure that buses can move around faster, says DI.