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5 Talking Points from the Danish Election

The Danish election on 18 June 2015 was a tight affair with the centre-right bloc winning 90 seats to the incumbent centre-left’s 89. The centre-right (consisting of the Liberals, the Conservatives, Liberal Alliance and the populist Danish People’s Party (DPP)) will therefore form a parliamentary majority with the Liberals’ leader (and Prime Minister from 2009-11) Lars Løkke Rasmussen as Prime Minister. After fraught post-election negotiations, Mr Rasmussen decided to eschew formal coalition partners; the new government therefore has one of the lowest popular mandates in history.   The internal results within the centre-right bloc were fascinating with the DPP vote surging to 21% and the Liberals vote slumping to under 20%. Meanwhile, the Conservatives, with under 4%, continued their desperate [...]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Newsletters|

The Rhino Charge 2015

We are thrilled to be supporting the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, an NGO which works towards the conservation and protection of Kenya’s mountain range ecosystem, by sending Charles to the Rhino Charge (www.rhinocharge.co.ke). The Rhino Charge is an annual off-road motorsport competition held in Kenya in which entrants are required to visit 13 points (guard posts) scattered over approximately 100 km² of rough terrain within a 10 hour period. Entrants are supplied with a 1:50,000 scale map of the venue, co-ordinates of the 13 guard posts and their start position the night before the event. Each competitor must plot the guard posts on the map and decide his/her route. The winner is the competitor who visits the most guard posts [...]

By |May 11th, 2015|Categories: Newsletters|

5 things we learnt from the British Election

The latest British election of 7 May 2015 returned Conservative leader David Cameron to power, with an unexpectedly solid mandate. It was a disastrous night for the centre-left Labour party and the third party Liberal Democrats, whilst the secessionist Scottish National Party (SNP) swept Scotland. Here are five things we learnt from the results and the campaign. The resident non-domiciled rule will stay Labour made much of its proposal to abolish the 200 year old resident non-domiciled regime, whereby wealthy foreign individuals can opt for more generous tax treatment. Party leader Ed Miliband was open about the fact that there was no great financial gain from this; instead he said that this was a matter of principle that all individuals [...]

By |May 8th, 2015|Categories: Newsletters|

History on our doorstep

History on our doorstep Nordeq’s Denmark office is located in the historic harbour in the centre of Copenhagen Nordeq’s main office in Denmark is situated at the heart of Copenhagen’s most picturesque area, Nyhavn. Famous for its multi-coloured town houses and wooden ships on the canal, the area is consistently a hit with tourists and locals alike. The numerous bars and restaurants of the pedestrian street are hugely popular, particularly on a sunny summer day. Nyhavn was originally dug from 1670 to 1673 by Swedish war prisoners from the Swedish War of 1660. During the 19th and early 20th centuries it had a reputation for being a rough area, frequented by sailors just coming off the ships. However, an extensive [...]

By |May 8th, 2015|Categories: Newsletters|