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Maersk shareholders have lost USD 16 billion in share slump

Last summer Maersk had a combined market value of DKK 294 billion. Since then, the group's value has plunged by one third, and analysts now estimate that a trade war could intensify the share's rout.

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Maersk shareholders have lost close to DKK 100 billion, or around USD 16.5 billion, since last summer.

The threat of a trade war that could potentially be triggered by US President Donald Trump could exacerbate the plunge of the Maersk B share, which has gone from DKK 14,000 in the early summer 2017 to approximately DKK 9,500 today, project two chief analysts, Ricky Steen Rasmussen and Michael Friis Jørgensen, from Nykredit Markets and Alm. Brand Markets, respectively.

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