- Currency factors weigh on retailer H&M's Q2 profit
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB on Wednesday said profits fell by 11 percent in the second quarter due to the strong Swedish krona and increased markdowns as it tried to shift its products.
Miami Herald. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:32 EDT.
- Lonely Planet Names Northern Iceland a Top 10 European Destination for 2013
REYKJAVIK, Iceland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lonely Planet and CNN have named Northern Iceland as one of the Top Ten European Destinations to visit in 2013.
Business Wire. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:34:00 UTC.
- Iceland Says It Received Informal Snowden Asylum Inquiry
Iceland has received an informal approach from an intermediary who says Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, wants to seek asylum there. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:34:20 -0400.
- Ex-Wickes boss in high street revamp
The former boss of Wickes and Iceland, Bill Grimsey, has outlined his vision of how to revamp the UK's struggling High Streets.
BBC News. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:18:05 GMT.
- VIDEO: Inquiry urged into Yugoslav tribunal
The UN court set up to prosecute those responsible for atrocities committed in the Balkans has come under scrutiny following allegations said to have come from a Danish judge.
BBC News. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:37:18 GMT.
- Carbon-Fiber Tape Takes Elevators To New Heights
A Finnish firm says it has developed a new, lightweight technology that will allow elevators to carry passengers to a height of up to one kilometer in a single run -- twice the distance currently feasible.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:14:08 +0000.
- GOP Debt Ceiling Hostages and Denmark’s Good Idea
Denmark’s version of the debt ceiling makes far more sense than America’s.
U. S. News & World Report. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:00:00 -0400.
- Men In Skirts: Swedish Train Workers Ditch Pants In Heat Wave
Amid record high temperatures in Sweden last month, temperatures inside un-air-conditioned cars on Stockholm commuter trains reached about 95° Fahrenheit (35° Celsius), and male train drivers sweltered in long pants. ...
By Andrew Bender. Forbes. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:07:00 GMT.
- Armenia humiliates Denmark 4-0 in Copenhague as Danes' World Cup hopes fade
Denmark's hopes of reaching the 2014 World Cup finals are all but over after it slumped to a dismal 4-0 home defeat by Armenia.
Hurriyet. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 01:46:00 +0200.
- B2Kapital buys Krajbanka loans - The Baltic Times
RIGA - KPMG Baltics, the administrator of the bankrupt Latvijas Krajbanka, has sold part of the bank’s loan portfolio to B2Kapital, a Latvian subsidiary of the Norwegian company B2Holding, ...
Baltic Times. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT.
The Scandinavian countries of northern Europe include Norway, Sweden,
and Denmark, as well as Finland and Iceland. For more news and
official information about the nations of Scandinavia, please visit
the national government websites highlighted below.
The Kingdom of Norway's
capital city is Oslo, and its currency is the Norwegian Krone.
Norwegian is the official language of Norway, and in 2007, the estimated
population of Norway was 4,628,000.
The Kingdom of Sweden's
capital city is Stockholm, and its currency is the Swedish Krona.
Swedish is the official language of Sweden, and in 2007, the estimated
population of Sweden was 9,031,000.
The Kingdom of Denmark's
capital city is Copenhagen, and its currency is the Danish Krone.
Danish is the official language of Denmark, and in 2007, the estimated
population of Denmark was 5,468,000.
The Republic of Finland's
capital city is Helsinki, and its currency is the Euro.
Finnish is the official language of Finland, and in 2007,
the estimated population of Finland was 5,238,000.
The Republic of Iceland's
capital city is Reykjavik, and its currency is the Krona.
Icelandic is the official language of Iceland, and in 2007,
the estimated population of Iceland was 302,000.