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Money at Maersk is gathering dust

All four pillars of business are facing challenges and it is extremely difficult for Maersk to find acquisitions that can live up to the requirements for returns set by CEO Nils Smedegaard Andersen.

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The largest company in Denmark recently purchased a number of new container ships for the tidy sum of USD 1.1 billion.

For many Danish businesses, this would be a massive investment that would require serious savings in the following period, but for the Maersk Group this is just a drop in the ocean.

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